United Way Worldwide has been helping communities in need for more than 130 years, but the scale of the Covid-19 crisis has posed new challenges. To tackle these challenges,3M South Africa and United Way South Africa are providing nutritional food, freshwater, hygiene, and sanitisation products to vulnerable families through a $220,080 Covid-19 relief programme.
“The grant will directly provide food relief, hygiene packs, PPE and health education to thousands of affected people across our country. While the challenges we face may seem insurmountable, it is contributions from partners such as 3M and its staff that gives us hope for a better tomorrow,” said Jerann Naidu, UWSA community impact chairperson and board member.
“The projects with United Way form part of a $20m commitment made by 3M at a corporate level to support Covid-19 relief projects globally, and we’re grateful that some of this funding is helping vulnerable communities in South Africa to receive support during these exceptional times,” said Robert Nichols, MD of 3M Middle East Africa.