Prudential commits $6.7 million to fight Ebola in West Africa

Δευτέρα, 24 Νοεμβρίου 2014 16:17

NEWARK, N.J. - In response to the Ebola crisis, Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) announced it plans to commit $6.7 million to fight and help control the outbreak in Western Africa.

The company will provide $6 million in capital to the UNICEF Bridge Fund. The Prudential Foundation will provide a $300,000 grant to Doctors Without Borders, a $200,000 grant to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and a $200,000 grant to Newark, N.J.’s University Hospital.
“The Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa, as well as here in the United States,” said Lata Reddy, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility at Prudential and president of The Prudential Foundation. “Relief efforts are underway, but the organizations working on the front lines need greater financial support to contain this crisis. Prudential’s support of the UNICEF Bridge Fund, Doctors Without Borders, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and University Hospital will serve to strengthen their efforts to help save lives and stem the spread of this deadly virus.”
Prudential is directing the bulk of the funds to combat Ebola in the areas that are hit hardest in West Africa. The $6 million investment to the UNICEF Bridge Fund will support the needs of health care workers who are on the ground battling the disease by funding the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment. The demand for this equipment is currently far outstripping supply and is putting health care workers at risk. This investment will help close the gap.

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