Over the past few weeks, we have shared positive stories about what our clients are doing to help their communities during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to supporting our clients, Baker Tilly is also dedicated to helping our communities, especially in times of need. Here are some of the ways our team members have come together to help people on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis:
- The Baker Tilly Foundation is matching COVID-19-related donations from employees. The funds raised are being donated to three organizations that align with the foundation’s pillars of health and wellness and human services. The firm chose organizations that are making an immediate impact on our communities: Direct Relief, Feeding America and United Way Worldwide.
- A team member and his family are making and distributing protective face shields using a 3D printer for front-line healthcare workers. After learning from his wife, an emergency medicine physician assistant, that she and her colleagues were concerned about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) resources available during the public health crisis, he and his family took to social media and created a GoFundMe page to help fund and promote the project. They’ve now helped provide over 1,000 face shields for emergency room workers in California, Washington and New York.
- Our partners have been connecting clients in need with clients who can support those needs. A hospital was in dire need of gloves, so we introduced them to a glove distributor we knew had inventory left. Reversely, another distribution company client reached out to us for assistance in finding healthcare providers in need of critical supplies such as hand sanitizer, N95 masks and infrared thermometers, so we connected them to hospital systems in New York and New Jersey.
- Team members across the globe are sewing protective masks for healthcare workers, supporting local food pantries, delivering groceries to elderly and vulnerable neighbors, and doing our part by staying home and working remotely to help stop the spread.
We encourage you to connect with us if we can assist your organization with COVID-19-related needs.