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Ferrovial has reported that it has completed the distribution of 8,69 million euros, through the fund “Ferrovial Together COVID-19”, has destined for entities that fight against the pandemic in the social, health and research in countries like Spain, united Kingdom, United States, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Poland and Portugal . This amount represents the total amount of aid channeled through the fund and includes the communicated the past 8 and 28 of may.
The impact of the pandemic has increased the number of people in situation of social risk, who are also having major difficulties to cover basic needs such as food, hygiene products or medicines. To help alleviate this harsh reality, Ferrovial has donated 4,235 million euros to collaborate with institutions of recognized prestige in this activity.
Caritas, CESAL, World Vision and World Central Kitchen in Spain; The Trussell Trust Food Bank in the United Kingdom; and various food banks and World Central Kitchen in the united States; a Ceiling, in Chile; Action against Hunger, in Colombia; CESAL and Action Aid, in Peru, and the Red Cross, in Portugal and Poland, are some of the beneficiary entities. These grants have benefited about 115,000 people and enable the distribution of 1.710.00 meals.
on the other hand, the company has devoted 3,555 million euros in the medical field to purchase than 830,000 masks FFP2, 70.000 surgical masks, 117.000 diagnostic tests, 90 respirators, in addition to other medical supplies or personal protective equipment that has been donated to different autonomous communities in Spain. Among the beneficiaries, are M madrid, Valencia, Castilla-La Mancha, Andalusia, Catalonia, Galicia, Cantabria and the Canary islands. Part of this contribution is distributed through government entities or Ngos in other countries such as the Uk, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Poland or Portugal.
Ferrovial is also pushing the research to the development of a vaccine against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the COVID-19. In this sense, has donated eur 500,000 to the University of Oxford, that is conducting one of the most advanced projects in the development of a vaccine. It has also meant other eur 250,000 to the two projects of vaccines of the National Center of Biotecnologí , which form part of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and 150,000 to Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, the united States, which works on the development of a vaccine to modify the proteins of the virus.
Aid by country
Spain has been the country that more funds have been received, with a contribution of almost 5 million euros, followed by united States and Uk, that you have received, 1,33 and € 1 million, respectively. is Peru has received funds amounting to € 435,000, Colombia to 380,000 and Chile 200,000, Poland for 195.000 and Poland for 150,000.
Ferrovial established the fund “Ferrovial Together COVID-19” with an initial contribution of 5 million of euros on the part of the company. In parallel, launched an initiative of uptake among employees, directors, shareholders, employees, suppliers and everyone who would like to participate to expand the amount with the company’s commitment of doubling the amount raised. The fund “Ferrovial Together COVID-19” has reached a strength of 8,690 million among the company’s contribution and funds raised.