With the spread of the pandemic that has been sweeping the world, many companies have decided to help in a number of ways. CD Projekt S.A. the parent company of CD Projekt Red have announced that they are pledging to donate 4 million Polish Złoty (roughly £800,000) to help with the efforts in fighting and containing the coronavirus.
The statement, as reported by IGN, reads as follows:
We are all following events related to the coronavirus epidemic. The number of cases is increasing, and the health service is facing more and more challenges. In these hard times, every help counts, so over the last few days we have been wondering how we could contribute. We are not familiar with buying medical equipment, masks or overalls, which is why we decided to cooperate with professionals with many years of experience – WOŚP .
Today, we donated PLN 4 million to fight coronavirus – half of this amount as CD PROJEKT SA, and the other half privately. The private part was financed by the main shareholders and the management board of CD PROJEKT.
We would also like to thank the entire medical service and everyone involved in the fight against the virus. Risking your own health, you fight for ours every day – your hard work is our inspiration. We also have an appeal to everyone who reads this message: take seriously what is happening around us. Listen to the recommendations of those who know about public health. Stay at home and don't let the virus spread further!
For more information, please visit the WOŚP website: https://cdpred.ly/wosp”
Other companies taking action include Nintendo, which donated 9,500 masks in the US to medical helpers, and [email protected], which has used its platform to allow others to donate their GPU resources in order to help speed up research.
In times such as this, it is important for people to come together in doing what they can in order to help. It is encouraging therefore to see companies such as CD Projekt and Nintendo doing their part in trying to supress and hopefully eventually end the pandemic.
KitGuru says: Do you think large corporations are doing enough in order to help with the pandemic? What more could and should be done? Have you been doing your part, self-isolating and making sure that both you and those around you remain safe? Let us know down below.