Ferrari has stepped in to help the Italian civil department after the Agnelli Family decided to donate money and also necessary equipment to fight COVID-19.
The Agnelli Family – one of the original founders of Fiat – along with its Companies including Ferrari has donated 10 million euros to the Italian Civil Protection Department along with the necessary equipment to help fight COVID-19.
Italy is reeling under the outbreak amid a nation-wide lockdown to combat and contain the spread of COVID-19. Deaths in the nation has only increased along with the cases, even though people have recovered as well from a deadly virus.
Ferrari were forced to halt production work at Maranello and Modena until March 27 as supply chain is getting affected. And now, the Italian manufacturer has stepped in to aide the people fighting in the front line to save as many lives as possible.
Not just monetary donation or equipment but they are helping them fleet of vehicles to distribute the basic items all across the nation. They are also helping Italy officials to understand whatever their need is and are helping to reach the hospitals.
Here’s the release carrying all the information:
In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Agnelli Family and its Companies have put in place a series of measures, in coordination with the Italian Civil Protection Department, to support the Italian national health service in its care of the sick and to provide assistance to those who currently require it, or who will do so in the future.
- The Agnelli Family has made a €10 million donation to the Italian Civil Protection Department, as it manages the emergency at national level; and to Specchio dei Tempi /La Stampa (a social assistance organization which operates in the Region of Piedmont), to respond to the local health and social needs in the city of Turin and Piedmont.
- EXOR and its subsidiaries Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ferrari and CNH Industrial – together with companies from outside the Group, including Ermenegildo Zegna and Pesenti Group – have sourced and purchased a total of 150 ventilators, alongside other medical equipment from various overseas suppliers, and are preparing for their immediate air transport to Italy.
- the automotive long-term rental company Leasys (FCA Bank) has provided the Italian Red Cross and ANPAS (the Italian National Association for Public Assistance) with a fleet of vehicles for the distribution of food and medicine to the sick, the elderly and people in need of assistance across Italy.
- EXOR, FCA, Ferrari and CNH Industrial remain in close contact with the Italian Department of Civil Protection, to provide the Country with scouting services – free of charge – to identify medical equipment and healthcare products available internationally, and to provide assistance with customs related matters to ensure expedited import to Italy.
These initiatives are in addition to those already in place:
- #DistantiMaUniti, a fundraising initiative promoted by the Juventus Football Club, which is live on the gofundmeplatform (www.gofundme.com/f/distanti-ma-uniti-dona-insieme-alla-juventus)
- #restoascuola, an initiative promoted by the Agnelli Foundation, together with the La Stampa and Specchio dei Tempi Foundation and La Stampa newspaper, to support long-distance teaching in schools, especially for those students who experience greater barriers to learning.
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