Over $77,000 Raised in Philadelphia; Nearly $225,000 Nationwide on GoFundMe.com
Evolve IP®, the world’s leading provider of remote working cloud solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Fuel The Fight to help raise funds supporting healthcare workers battling COVID-19 along with local restaurateurs and their employees suffering from the closure of their businesses. The charity has raised over $77,000 in Philadelphia and nearly $225,000 nationally with new chapters starting in New York City, Boston, Concord, Baltimore, Miami, Los Angeles, Raleigh/Durham and in Maine.
Started by six friends, Fuel The Fight has been called the “perfect double play” as every dollar donated supports two groups that have been impacted by the novel coronavirus. Funds are first distributed to local restaurants that have been shuttered due to stay at home ordinances. The restaurants then use the donations to create meals which are delivered to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight. The process helps keeps local workers employed, beloved local restaurants in business, and, most importantly, keeps the workers who are saving lives from having another worry in their life.
In the Philadelphia area every $500 – $1,000 donated feeds 50 – 100 hospital workers and there are currently over a dozen local hospitals in the program including: Temple University, CHOP, HUP, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Presbyterian, Jefferson, Bryn Mawr, Einstein, Lankenau, Christiana, Chestnut Hill, Cooper, and area testing sites. One of the Fuel The Fight founding members Bill Conners noted, “We’re excited to launch our first corporate partner with Evolve IP through their Evolve Cares program. We hope that they are the first of many Philly-based companies to do the same.”
According to Guy Fardone, Founding Partner and CEO of Evolve IP, “We are very fortunate to be able to give back to this very worthwhile cause. Our healthcare workers are in daily combat with an invisible enemy and putting themselves at extreme risk to help others. We are profoundly appreciative of their efforts. We’d encourage everyone in the Philly area to contribute to this cause at https://www.gofundme.com/f/xxedc8-help-our-heroes.
In addition to supporting Fuel The Fight via the Evolve Cares program, Evolve IP’s Work Anywhere™ technologies have enabled hundreds of thousands of employees to work from home making them safer, keeping them productive and ensuring that their businesses critical IT, applications and data stay secure.