Following its commitment to making communities stronger, Eaton, a global power management company, has been supporting COVID-19 relief operations in various parts of the country. Through an internal donation program, Eaton India Foundation has matched employees’ contributions and doubled the same with its own funds, donating the entire amount as relief to frontline workers and daily wage earners in these unprecedented times.
Eaton India Foundation is a public charitable trust established to streamline and broaden Eaton’s community efforts in India. It has been contributing to the nation’s fight against this rapidly spreading pandemic by supporting the most vulnerable. Eaton India Foundation is assisting various COVID-19 related relief measures which include providing frontline workers with healthcare and safety equipment, migrants and daily wagers with essentials like meals and ration kits amongst other causes. The foundation is also working closely with the local police in several cities and taking care of their safety and hygiene kits.
Eaton employees have actively supported the relief work in their personal capacity. Many came forward to support Eaton India Foundation’s COVID relief program, by identifying and reaching out to the most vulnerable. Employees have also been working with the foundation’s existing education projects to take the content online, minimizing disruption in school education for the disadvantaged.
Ashish Kapoor, HR Director, Eaton India said, “Amidst the uncertainty, Eaton has taken adequate precautions to ensure our employees’ safety and well-being both on location and in remote work environments. However, we are well aware of the Covid19 Warriors amongst us who face high risks daily to keep us healthy and our cities safe and clean. We have also witnessed the plight of the vulnerable communities who have been impacted the most in this challenging phase. It is a time when we all need to stand and support a section of the society which needs our assistance. Through our little contribution, we hope to have brought respite to some.”
He added, “At Eaton, we are committed to our community and take it as our responsibility to come forward and support the people who put their lives at stake to serve the society. This was ably demonstrated when our Eaton team members across levels contributed funds to aid the humanitarian response to this crisis. Eaton has been and will continue to stand true to its commitment towards giving back to the society.”
Eaton India Foundation continues to organize and support relief operations in Pune, Puducherry, Coimbatore, Ranjangaon, Ahmednagar, Nashik, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai with plans to reach out to more areas soon.