JPMorgan Chase and Employees to Donate up to $600,000 to Help Curtail West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak
The Foundation provides $300,000 to prevention efforts and will match employee donations dollar-for-dollar for another $300,000
NEW YORK, NY – October 20, 2014 – JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced up to $600,000 in donations from its foundation and employees to help curtail the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Grants totaling $300,000 from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will support the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) – two leading organizations dedicated to helping control the Ebola outbreak and providing resources and support to West Africa.
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation is also launching a special employee giving campaign that will match employee donations dollar-for-dollar to these organizations. Specifically, the Foundation will double donations made by employees up to $150,000 for a total of $300,000.
“There is an immediate need for assistance to help prevent Ebola from spreading any further,” said Dalila Wilson-Scott, Head of Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase. “With our support, UNICEF and the IRC will be able to continue responding to the outbreak, helping prevent the disease from spreading and providing social services to West African communities in need.”
UNICEF is working with partners to halt the spread of the disease. The organization is leading lifesaving awareness campaigns and is running one of the largest supply operations in the Ebola response, shipping massive quantities of medical equipment, tents, protective gear and more to the affected countries. UNICEF is also providing care for children in Ebola treatment facilities and communities.
The IRC is focusing on infection control, community engagement and treatment. Working closely with sister organizations in these areas, the IRC is drawing on their expertise in water, sanitation and hygiene practices and their network of community health workers to aid in spreading crucial messaging about disease prevention. Funds will go toward equipping and training additional health professionals and providing hospitals, health staff and sanitation teams with infection control supplies.
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