The companies known for being the most community-minded in Colorado, The Civic 50 Colorado, won’t let a pandemic stop them from contributing to others. The Civic 50 Colorado companies, many of which are affected by the crisis themselves, are finding innovative and sometimes surprising ways to help Colorado respond to the COVID-19 crisis. For example, The Civic 50 Colorado companies are:
Helping healthcare workers overcome vehicle trouble
AAA Colorado, The Civic 50 Colorado honoree, has extended its legendary emergency roadside assistance free to all first responders and healthcare workers traveling to and from their jobs. Thanks to AAA Colorado, any frontline hero with a dead battery or other car trouble gets help gratis and can soon be on their way. Skyler McKinley, director of public affairs for AAA Colorado, says, "In these extraordinary times, we're committed to helping those who are helping Colorado get through this by making sure that they never need to worry about a breakdown."
Keeping nonprofit services operating
GroundFloor Media, a Denver communications firm that is a The Civic 50 Colorado honoree, established a site to help the community support Colorado’s smaller nonprofits that may need assistance during this volatile time. Opportunities to contribute are updated daily and can include distributing food, volunteering remotely, making an in-kind donation or providing corporations with a way to give back to their Colorado community.
Turning member swipes into donations
Recognizing that many people might want to donate toward the COVID-19 response but don’t have the financial resources to do so, the Denver Community Credit Union is turning members’ everyday debit or credit card swipes into COVID-19 donations. If members generate an average number of debit and credit card transactions, the Credit Union will donate on behalf of the membership to the Colorado COVID Relief Fund. Not only does this help our community make it to the other side of COVID-19 as quickly as possible, it helps the not-for-profit Credit Union do the same.
Of course, the above are merely a few of the efforts that a few The Civic 50 Colorado companies are doing now. To learn about the ongoing practices of the full The Civic 50 Colorado, read the research report.
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