First responders and healthcare professionals are on the front lines providing support to communities in the metropolitan District-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has placed unprecedented demands on the health care system; this has caused shortages in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Together, LCG assisted first responders, healthcare professionals, and community groups to safely fight this virus and help those risking their lives to protect us.
On Saturday, September 26th, LCG staffers and their family members laced up their sneakers or put air in their bicycle tires to participate in LCG’s Virtual 5k Walk-Run-Bike fundraiser.
LCG in partnership with the First Responders Children’s Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund hosted a Virtual 5K Walk-Run-Bike fundraiser. These funds will go to purchase and dissemination of PPEs to first responders, healthcare professionals and community groups in the DMV. LCG matched the amount raised by each employee through the fundraiser.
LOCATION: WHERE WAS THE VIRTUAL 5K WALK-RUN-BIKE HELD?
Similar to LCG’s “Work from Home Policy”, this event was held at local parks, bike and walking trails and communities throughout the DMV. To ensure safe-distancing and to avoid large crowds, each participant identified a favorite location in their community where they can engage in a 5K walk, run or bike ride. The chosen activity took place throughout the day of September 26th.
HOW WILL THESE DONATIONS HELP FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE DMV?
To date, through the First Responders Children’s Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, 17 grants have been made in Maryland and 139 in Virginia to assist with the purchase of PPEs. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund has also joined forces with the VA Highway Patrol to help in the distribution of the PPE supplies.