Major improvement projects remain on track as nonprofit partners add direct assistance to families
Submitted by Republic Services
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Republic Services is finding innovative ways to support neighborhood revitalization efforts across the country through its charitable foundation's National Neighborhood Promise (NNP) program. In February, the Republic Services Charitable Foundation announced $2 million in grants to a total of 24 projects in communities where the Company's employees live and work. Although volunteer workdays have been curtailed due to the pandemic, the foundation and its nonprofit partners are continuing to make a difference.
"During this unprecedented time, it's more important to us than ever to take care of the communities we serve," said Catharine Ellingsen, Republic Services executive vice president and president of the Republic Services Charitable Foundation. "Our National Neighborhood Promise projects may look different today compared to how we planned them, but we remain committed to helping revitalize places and spaces in need."
Through the NNP program, the Foundation partners with select nonprofit organizations to directly support neighborhood revitalization work. The Foundation supports these efforts through granted funds, donated products and services, and, traditionally, volunteer opportunities for employees.
Examples of Republic's impact this year through NNP:
These are just a few of the 2020 NNP projects that directly support Republic's long-term charitable giving sustainability goal to positively impact 20 million people by 2030. For more about the Republic Services Charitable Foundation and the National Neighborhood Promise program, visit RepublicServices.com/giving.
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