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Samsung Gives $1 Million to Coronavirus Fund

This week, Samsung exemplified corporate caring and citizenship with a $1 million donation to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund. North Texas is home to one of the tech and electronics company’s biggest employee populations in the U.S.

“Samsung plays a vital role in communities in which our employees live and work,” said YH Eom, President and CEO, Samsung Electronics America. “This is especially true for Metro Dallas, where we have multiple facilities and thousands of employees. Our donation will help address the most immediate and urgent needs of North Texans, as well as longer-term recovery efforts.”

“The gift will have a profound impact,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Since launching in mid-March, the fund has granted over $2 million to 144 organizations on the front lines of pandemic response in the community.

“We’re quickly mobilizing all our resources to aid the most vulnerable among us,” Sampson said. “And Samsung has just given us one million more ways to help. We’re humbled by their generosity and support.”

About the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund
The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund will address immediate needs of all North Texans—as well as longer-term challenges that will affect education, income and health outcomes across our community.

The fund will support current community impact concerns including:

  • Shortage of supplies to meet basic health and safety needs (paper goods, hand sanitizer, cleaning products and potentially food)
  • Extended closures of school, childcare, and after school programs, impacting children’s access to breakfast and lunch programs and parents’ ability to work
  • Immediate economic impact for many workers, particularly in the service, retail and travel industries

In the coming weeks, our organization will continue to work with community leaders, including the Dallas County Health Department, school districts and our service partners to identify resource and service gaps and plan for long-term recovery.

This article was published on: Apr 15, 2020