Posted on April 13, 2020
In the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, Greater Philadelphia’s public health landscape and $490 billion economy is reshaping before our eyes — lives lost and at-risk, non-life-sustaining businesses closed, unemployment on a rapid rise.
If the novel coronavirus has rapidly reminded us of one thing, it’s that we can’t survive without each other. To flatten the curve and save lives, we must stay home. To survive the economic fall, we must shift financial resources where they’re needed most. To that end, a story of unity is emerging as “first responder” capital moves from sources as varied as neighborhood communities and our local Fortune 500 companies.