G2A.COM has donated protective gear and funds to help the local communities where G2A has its offices, including the Netherlands and Hong Kong, against the coronavirus crisis.
In Asia, G2A.COM selected the NGO Give2Asia to donate to its COVID-19 Hong Kong fund, which supports local charities that range from health centres to food banks.
With the support from G2A.COM and other global corporate and individual donors, Give2Asia has now raised a total of US$17 million for local non-profits responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Birger Stamperdahl, the President & CEO of Give2Asia, commented:
“Thanks to generous donors like G2A.COM, Give2Asia in Hong Kong SAR PRC was able to purchase and deliver 680 care packages to show appreciation, gratitude and support to frontline medical staff in Hong Kong hospitals such as Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital and Ruttonjee Hospital, which are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
In the Netherlands where G2A Group is headquartered, the company donated over 5,000 protective masks to Rode Kruis (Dutch Red Cross) to support the “Nationaal Actieplan Coronavirus.” As part of the national centralised campaign, all the protective equipment collected was later transferred to Landelijk Netwerk Acute Zorg (LNAZ) and GGD GHOR Nederland.
In April, G2A.COM helped hospitals in Poland, joining other companies and entrepreneurs in donating protective equipment for healthcare workers, as well as two cardiomonitors.
As an immediate reaction to the pandemic, G2A also launched www.dzialajmyrazem.pl, a platform where local institutions can share their needs and connect with companies which can offer help, for example, to hospitals in need of medical equipment or other resources.
Commenting on these initiatives, G2A’s CEO Bartosz Skwarczek said: “During this pandemic, it is our responsibility as entrepreneurs to give back to our local communities. That’s why we cooperated with our local hospitals and charities across Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Poland, providing them with the support needed to keep our people safe and healthy”.