The philanthropic arm of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), is committing R1,040,500 to the South African Solidarity Fund to assist the country in its response to the unprecedented crisis.
The Caterpillar Foundation’s contribution, made possible through its support of King Baudouin Foundation United States, is aiding in uniting the nation in solidarity behind the efforts of government, business and civil society to help South Africa through the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Caterpillar district manager for the Southern Africa region, Dave Carius said, “We are proud to partner with King Baudouin Foundation United States to support efforts to prevent, detect and respond to the pandemic in South Africa, including regions where we operate. The Caterpillar Foundation is focused on building more sustainable and resilient communities, helping them emerge stronger together during this crisis.”
The Solidarity Fund’s interim CEO, Nomkhita Nqweni said, “We are grateful to the Caterpillar Foundation for their generosity towards the people of South Africa. It is through donations such as these that the Solidarity Fund is able to drive impactful health and humanitarian relief programs to alleviate the plight of those in most need.”
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The Fund aims to: detect and prevent, supporting measures to flatten the curve by lowering infection rates; provide essential support and supplies to medical staff and patients, such as protective equipment and ventilators; and support those whose lives are disrupted by COVID-19 through access to food, financial resources and educational materials.
In total, including support for the South African Solidarity Fund, the Caterpillar Foundation has committed $10 million to directly support global COVID-19 response activities and help organizations that have been impacted, providing healthcare resources; addressing food insecurity; and enabling online education for youth.
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Support was given to global organizations and funds, including the UN Foundation / World Health Organization Solidarity Response Fund, the Global Foodbanking Network, and locally to many communities around the world where Caterpillar employees live and work.