The National Association of Community Health Centers and local community assistance efforts to receive funding
The spread of COVID-19 is creating new challenges for the most vulnerable in our communities and placing unprecedented demands on our healthcare systems. To help alleviate the burden, TD Bank and the TD Charitable Foundation will donate $250,000 to the National Association of Community Health Centers to support local healthcare providers working with individuals affected by COVID-19, in alignment with the TD Ready Commitment, the Bank’s global social impact program.
The funds will be used to increase access to care for some of the most at-risk communities in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Washington, D.C., and across Florida and New Jersey
In addition, The TD Charitable Foundation is allocating an additional $300,000 to local community organizations from Maine to Florida to specifically address their needs resulting from the spread of COVID-19.
"Challenges like COVID-19 serve as a reminder that we are all in this together and we all have a role to play in helping our neighbors, particularly those at greatest risk," said Greg Braca, President and CEO, TD Bank. "We are actively looking at the ways we can support our Customers, Colleagues and Communities both at the local level as well as more broadly. Recognizing the urgent need to control the outbreak, we felt supporting community health centers was a good first step in our ongoing efforts to combat this crisis."
Support for National Association of Community Health Centers
Through the Bank’s social impact program, the TD Ready Commitment, funds will be given to the National Association of Community Health Centers to support a COVID-19 response in three key areas:
- Scaling services being delivered around COVID-19 such as screening, testing and referral efforts
- Education and outreach to support preventative efforts
- Social interventions and supports such as transportation, case management, and measures targeting health risks associated with social isolation
Funding is intended to help alleviate the strain on community systems that are critical in offering local screening, care and support, which in turn will permit hospital capacity to be available for use by patients with more acute symptoms.
“TD’s commitment will help the medically underserved. We plan to work with community health centers throughout TD Bank’s east coast service area to better prepare them to respond to the coronavirus,” said Dr. Ron Yee, Chief Medical Officer, National Association of Community Health Centers.
Support for Local Community Organizations
TD Bank considers all local communities in its footprint as part of the TD family. That's why the Bank is allocating $300,000 across its regional footprint to support local social service organizations providing help to residents impacted by COVID-19.
"Through our longstanding relationships with partners in our community, we are able to identify meaningful ways to provide support and resources at the local level," said Shelley Sylva, Head of Social Impact, TD Bank. "We will be there to help during this critical phase and beyond, to sustain stronger, healthier communities."
For further information:
Lisa Martucci-Thibault, Lisa.Martucci-Thibault@td.com
About the TD Ready Commitment: TD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. As part of its corporate citizenship platform, the TD Ready Commitment, TD is targeting CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow – Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through the TD Ready Commitment, TD aspires to link its business, philanthropy and human capital to help people feel more confident - not just about their finances, but also in their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/
About the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC): Established in 1971, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) serves as the national voice for America’s Health Centers and as an advocate for health care access for the medically underserved and uninsured.