PwC has announced that it will donate $2m to help people in India, as the country struggles to deal with the impact of the second wave of Covid-19 outbreaks.
To quickly provide impact on the ground, the US firm will donate $600,000 to the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, in partnership with the Indian Red Cross, to help purchase 1,500 oxygen concentrators.
It will also donate $900,000 to local charities to set up programs to support vaccinations and other medical needs locally.
To support additional relief efforts, The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. will donate $250,000 to charity, Direct Relief, to help source and transport oxygen concentrators as well as PPE and other urgent medical supplies into the country.
Furthermore, charity, Care will revive $250,000 in support of pop-up Covid care centers and the acquisition and delivery of oxygen concentrators, PPE, and other critical medical supplies to hospitals in some of the “hardest-hit regions” in India including Delhi and Maharashtra.
In addition, PwC staff and partners are actively making personal donations to Direct Relief, United Way and CARE through Impact Space, the firm’s online giving platform for PwC people to give to charities of their choice.