Verizon donates $1M to N.J. Pandemic Relief Fund

Verizon has donated $1 million to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, bringing its total COVID-19 pandemic commitment to more than $55 million, it announced Thursday.

Verizon, which is based in New York but has a major presence in New Jersey, said the donation will help the NJPRF’s mission of fighting the medical, social and economic impact of coronavirus among New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents.

“Our commitment to the state of New Jersey runs deep,” Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg said in a prepared statement. “With our global operations base and thousands of our employees and retirees proudly living here, we stand ready to support the local residents and continued efforts of the N.J. Pandemic Relief Fund.”

First lady Tammy Murphy, founder of the fund, added: “We are incredibly grateful for this generous grant from Verizon that will make a significant impact in addressing the urgent needs of our community, both now and in the weeks and months ahead, as we continue fighting this pandemic.”

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