Colorado Thrives Members Respond to COVID-19
Updated: Apr 27, 2020
The executive leaders of Colorado Thrives and their respective companies have stepped up to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on communities in Colorado and around the world.
Some of the ways our members and their companies have responded include:
Front Line Health Response
Several of our members’ companies are on the front lines of this crisis providing critical health care to individuals in Colorado. Their workforce includes thousands of health care professionals who are showing up for work each day, valiantly caring for patients and saving lives. Other Thrives members and their companies have transitioned their operations to manufacture personal protective equipment for essential workers, donate ski equipment that can be used as personal protective equipment, or donate to organizations able to provide essential medical supplies.
Feeding the Front Lines
Recognizing the immense effort and selflessness of health care teams, Colorado Thrives members and their companies have channeled resources to organizations providing them support like Feed the Front Lines Denver and Feeding Colorado Heroes.
The impact of this pandemic has been far-reaching, triggering job losses, disrupting education and upending systems who keep kids and families safe. Colorado Thrives members and their companies are channeling financial, volunteer and in-kind resources to support food banks, schools, emergency relief funds and other community-based organizations supporting individuals and families through this challenging time. Colorado Thrives members also played a key role in standing up Colorado Restaurant Response.
Supporting Small Businesses
The economic impact of this pandemic on small businesses has been overwhelming. These companies represent the vast majority of our economy, and they are our suppliers, partners and fellow community members. Colorado Thrives members and their companies have pledged support to help small businesses navigate these challenging times by partnering with organizations to provide resources, advice and financial support to keep these businesses operating.
Many of Colorado Thrives’ members and their companies have long standing relationships with disaster response organizations like the American Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross Communities. These members continue to support these organizations as they activate to support communities in the U.S. and around the world.