United Way of Brevard Receives $50,000 Donation from L3Harris Technologies for Local COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Efforts
United Way of Brevard County has received a $50,000 donation from L3Harris Technologies as part of the company’s effort to support COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts around the world.
“As the largest contributor to our annual United Way campaign, we are grateful for L3Harris and their continued commitment to Brevard. These are unprecedented times and this gift will ensure those most impacted by COVID-19 can keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. We are proud of our long standing partnership with L3Harris,” said Rob Rain, president of United Way of Brevard.
L3Harris is contributing funds to COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds administered by local United Way and other organizations, as well as providing a 2X match to employee designated gifts. The funds support initiatives globally, with special emphasis on regions where L3Harris has a significant presence.
The company also is donating thousands of protective suits and masks to health care workers and is making grants available to eligible employees impacted in the wake of COVID-19.
Company engineers and scientists also are working to manufacture positive air pressure respirators to keep hospital staff safe, producing medical grade components for respirators, volunteering to create STEM-oriented online educational videos for out-of-school students, and supporting other relief initiatives.
“L3Harris' efforts are focused on keeping our employees safe, helping our customers sustain their critical services and supporting the communities we call home during this extraordinary time," said William M. Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, L3Harris. “We are proud to support the United Way of Brevard, an organization that has the ability to quickly pulse our community's needs and provide key resources to people who need them."