2020.3.12 covid-19 corporate donation roundupDelivery Hero
Delivery Hero, the operator of food delivery apps Yogiyo, Baedaltong and Foodfly, is offering 100 million won ($82,800) of coupons to 5,000 children of low-income families in Daegu. The measure is aimed at helping children who are facing difficulty eating regular meals due to the extended holidays.
Convenience store Emart24 delivered 10 masks and hand sanitizers for free to each of 251 of its franchises in Daegu and North Gyeongsang.
General Electric Korea is donating 210 million won worth of ultrasound and patient monitoring equipment to Andong Medical Center in North Gyeongsang through the Community Chest of Korea and the Korea Medical Association to help medical professionals diagnose coronavirus cases quicker.
Convenience store GS25 will offer 2 billion won per month worth of support to franchise owners. This includes cost cuts for disposing of unsold fresh food and distributing payments in advance.
Hana Savings Bank
Hana Savings Bank said Wednesday it will offer emergency support. It is introducing a special low-interested loan to help small businesses and low-income households financially struggling from the coronavirus outbreak. Anyone over 20 years of age can borrow a maximum of 5 million won a year at an interest rate 2 percent lower than conventional loans. The loans are available until the end of June through the bank’s website or via the call center.
Hankook Tire & Technology
Hankook Tire & Technology’s employee volunteers joined the Daejeon city government and its officials to carry out quarantine efforts at public areas in the city.
Jeju Province Development, which produces Samdasoo, Korea’s best-selling water brand, donated bottled water and 50 million won worth of daily necessities and lunch boxes to low-income families on Jeju Island and in Daegu.
Export-Import Bank of Korea
Export-Import Bank of Korea donated 1 hundred million won to a senior support center overseen by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. The donation will be used to support family businesses and lonely seniors who live in Daegu.
The support center is offering a provision kit consisting of rice and ready-to-eat meals bought from small businesses in the region, handing them out to older people who need help. The bank also plans to purchase 50 million won worth of flowers from struggling farms that experienced poor sales after graduation and admission ceremonies were canceled from the virus outbreak.
About 200 Olive Young workers embarked on making cotton masks at home that will be sent to low-income families.
Samsung Electronics sent hand sanitizer, health supplements and food to employees who are staying at home due to the new coronavirus. A total of 5,000 such care packages were sent.
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