PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey announced today that Southwest Gas has contributed $65,000 to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund. The fund, established by Governor Ducey, will provide financial support to organizations working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, including funding of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline medical personnel; supporting non-profit organizations that help vulnerable Arizonans through food banks, homeless shelters, domestic violence facilities and other services; and expanding technology access for low-income students to help them transition to online learning.
“My thanks to Southwest Gas for their generous contribution to support Arizona’s efforts to combat the Coronavirus and provide assistance to those in need,” said Governor Ducey. “We need everyone—government, nonprofits and the private sector—working together to get our state through this, and I’m grateful to leaders like Southwest Gas for setting the example.”
“Individuals, families and businesses throughout the state are feeling the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Southwest Gas Corporation President and CEO John Hester. “The AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund is providing much needed support to the organizations working to help Arizonans, and we encourage others to do what they can to help those serving on the frontlines.”
The Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation donated $5 million to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund. Additionally, Chairman and President of the Arizona Cardinals helped kick off the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund with a founding contribution of $1 million and Arizona Public Service (APS) donated $250,000.
Individuals and organizations interested in supporting the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund can learn more about how to contribute at ArizonaTogether.org. Organizations in need of financial support for programs that are supporting Arizonans during the COVID-19 outbreak can also submit their initial requests on the website.