Our members are dedicated to serving our community as we manage the impact of the COVID-19 on our day to day lives. Read below to discover how members are lending a hand.
ADEN University is part of the ADEN Educational Group and a premier online education provider with almost a decade of experience delivering online education and training. They are offering 11 free workshops, mostly in Spanish, to stay focused, productive and safe as we transform the way we work. View Workshops
Adrienne Arsht Center
Job seekers can receive free, one-on-one interview coaching and resume reviews with the Arsht Center's HR professionals. Visit bit.ly/ArshtWork to sign up.
American Airlines is updating and enhancing its cleaning procedures on board and will begin offering personal protective equipment to customers as it continues to prioritize customer and team member well-being in its response to coronvirus (COVID-19).
The airline is allocating $460,000 to support UNICEF's relief work in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica and Guatemala, helping address the needs of children and families. Learn more.
AAdvantage members will have elite status extended until Jan. 31, 2022 and reduced status qualifications for 2020. Learn more.
The airline is still flying over 100 flights per day from/to MIA. To ensure safety and social distance, the airline is not assigning the middle seat and not serving anything during flights less than 4 1/2 hours.
American Vision Group
American Vision Group is offering telehealth options from their Board-certified doctors and accepting same-day appointments. Call 866-479-3231 for an appointment.
As of 3/13/20, for the next 60 days, we pledge to waive any domestic wireless plan usage fees associated with data, voice or text overages that any wireless customers may incur because of economic hardship related to #COVID19. Learn more at: http://go.att.com/Pledge
Atkins has expanded their City Simulator software to simulate epidemic outbreaks. Using the tool, they can help communities find the best set of ways to mitigate impacts from the outbreak and restart their economies safely. http://casestudies.atkinsglobal.com/city-simulator/epidemic-modeling-in-city-simulator.html
AvMed is providing healthcare services and resources to its members to help address the spread and impact of the coronavirus. Resources include zero cost diagnostic testing, increased access to prescription medications, zero costs virtual vists and more. Click here to learn more.
In order to help provide greater access to care and peace of mind, Baptist Health will offer FREE online urgent care visits using the code CARE19 through May 31. If someone is experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, Baptist Health has clinicians available online, nationwide 24/7, who can help assess an individual's condition and determine the best course of action. Simply download the Care on Demand app, sign up and see a caregiver from your phone, tablet or computer. Click here for more.
Baptist Health is also offering free virtual exercise, meditation and educational seminars via Zoom. Please visit https://event.baptisthealth.net and type "virtual" in the search box.
Stay up-to-date with Baptist Health's patient and safety measures here.
Given the dire need for medical staff in the face of the ongoing pandemic, Barry University has decided to allow 17 students to graduate early and join the fight against the novel coronavirus stretched-thin hospitals across the nation, weeks sooner than anticipated.
Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is engaged with federal government, state governments and local healthcare organizations to collaborate on ways we can deliver distributed infrastructure for the rapid developments of additional care facilities. Through the IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator, Black & Veatch is working with growing companies looking to scale emerging solutions to save lives, help communities cope and protect the economy. https://www.bv.com/COVID-19
The FUTURE U program partnership between Boeing and Discovery Education. The FUTURE U website includes ready-to-go STEM activities. Visit https://www.boeingfutureu.com/ for more.
CareerSource South Florida
CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) launches its fourth 4th TechHire Summer Bootcamp by investing $1.5 million to expand its program to Virtual Camps. The Virtual TechHire Summer Boot Camps are designed to proffer alternative solutions. This expansion will offer 1,000 high school and older youth, ages from 15-24 TechHire Summer Bootcamps on-line. Participants will be able to build indemand skills gaining confidence that lead to better employment opportunities in the Information Technology (IT) Industry. Learn more.
CAREERXCHANGE® has launched a “Resource Center” for all who have been affected by the global pandemic. This page houses information regarding job openings, child care, financial support and housing. For employers and business owners, we’ve included direct links to materials that will assist in navigating newly established employment law, such as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Click here to take a look.
Catalyst Miami is continuing free tax prep to help families receive their stimulus check and other financial relief faster. The free help is available to people who make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and taxpayers who speak limited English. To make an appointment at a Branches site, call 305-688-3551
As we are all carefully navigating the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic, CEIS Review has actively taken steps to ensure the safety of our staff and the continuity of operations for our valued client Institutions. Our business continuity plans are designed to have minimal impact on our firm’s operations as well as our client's service obligations experience.
The Children's Movement of Florida
The Children’s Movement of Florida has recommended our state leaders update policies on child care and children’s health care in light of the COVID-19 crisis in addition to compiling a list of resources for parents and child care providers who might have questions about how to navigate this changing landscape.
The Children's Trust
The Children's Trust has launched StayHome.Miami, a centralized online resource featuring free activities for children and families, including read-aloud e-books, audio books and other interactive experiences.
The Children's Trust is offering childcare scholarships for families between 150% and 300% of the federal poverty level. In addition, The Children's Trust is joining forces with the United Way of Miami-Dade and other funders to support Operating Helping Hands - Miami Pandemic Response Fund by contributing $500,000 to provide immediate relief to children and families. Visit www.TheChildrensTrust.org for more info.
City Year Miami
City Year Miami AmeriCorp Members continue to serve our students virtually at Miami Dade County Public Schools. In addition to virtual tutoring sessions, City Year Miami has created and will continue to share over 100 Virtual Morning Motivations and Power Greetings for students, as well as segments, to highlight a "Word of the Week" across all grade levels. Our AmeriCorps members are also engaging in Read Alouds to support our Elementary learners. Finally, we are working together with MDCPS to provide attendance support by calling families and providing guidance to connect them online in an effort to reach a 100% attendance goal! Follow on social media @cityearmimi to see our AmeriCorp members in action @MDCPS. https://www.cityyear.org/miami
Xfinity WiFi hotspots in business and outdoor locations across the country are available to anyone who needs them for free and all Internet customers unlimited data for no additional charge. Internet Essentials will be free for new low-income customers for 60 days. In partnership with Common Sense Media, Comcast has created new educational collections for all grade levels as well as a collection of the most current news and information on Coronavirus on X1 and Flex.
Comcast Business is committed to keeping you and your business connected to the technology and information you need to respond in times of rapid change. Join Comcast Business leaders and industry experts in a series of webinars that explore how businesses are adapting to unprecedented challenges. Access webinars here.
CNC has received funding from the federal government to provide youth 14 - 24 years with paid internships through June 30. The organization will pay for hours worked, payroll taxes, and worker's compensation insurance. For more information call (305) 642-3484 Ext.172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
First responders and medical staff will be entitled to a 5% discount on any vacation package (domestic or international) and cruises. Bookings must be made by March 1, 2021 for travel up to December 31, 2021. For more information, please contact Sonia Whalen at
Express Travel has negotiated hotel rates for displaced foreign nationals. These are hotels that are guaranteeing they will stay open during these times. As per the Mayor's revised directive, hotels CAN accommodate foreign nationals who are not able to return home at this time. These rates can be booked by contacting Sonia Whalen at email@example.com or Alfred Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org
FirstBank has established an Economic Relief Plan for its loan customers and as an approved SBA Lender, FirstBank is accepting Paycheck Protection Program application. We have been able to close over 370 loans totaling more than $68 million. Our branches are open with limited access and by appointment only and our online services are always available 24/7. For more information, visit 1firstbank.com or call us at 305.577.6000.
In order to help support our local community, FITLIGHT® is offering a portion of proceeds from product sales to the Jackson Health Foundation in Miami, Florida. Additionally, FITLIGHT® has launched the "Lobe Lovers" campaign to support healthcare workers - FITLIGHT® is donating creative headbands to staff at Jackson Health System and healthcare facilities in Canada to help alleviate the pain many of the healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines are experiencing behind their ears from wearing protective masks all day. The headband design includes two buttons on the side of the headband allowing healthcare staff to attach their mask straps directly to the buttons instead of their ears.
To learn more about the offer, please view here: https://www.fitlighttraining.com/fitlightpromo
Here is a link to the Jackson Health Foundation: https://jacksonhealthfoundation.org/wearejacksonhealth
Florida International University
FIU opens a new COVID-19 testing center on April 8 in partnership with Miami-Dade County, the Florida Department of Health, and the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition. More info.
FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in conjunction with the South Beach Wine and Food Festival have raise $1M to establish a Hospitality Industry Relief Fund.
FIU has also been working with Baptist Hospital in printing 3-D face shields for our medical community. We have also been working with our partners at Southern Glazer in the creation of a $1 million dollar fund to help our hospitality industry receive much needed funds to provide them with money to keep their business going. Our engineering department is working on ventilators. For the latest information, visit www.fiu.edu/coronavirus
Florida Blue is providing $50M in health care cost relief in commercial fully insured customers. Learn more.
Florida Blue launched a 24-hour, free emotional support helpline for all Floridians, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health. Any Floridian - even in uninsured or insured by another plan - can call 833-848-1762 for support in managing feelings of stress, anxiety, grief or fear related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida Blue is also making an initial investment of $2 million to address urgent and immediate health and safety needs in communities across Florida. The contributions will address food security for seniors and children, support for hourly workers, behavioral health needs and other crisis priorities in local communities. In June, Florida Blue provided an additional $2.5 million is community support to provide access for Floridians to testing and health care, food security and other essential needs.
In addition, Florida Blue is waiving out-of-pocket costs for members who need treatment for COVID-19 and is doubling the company’s match to United Way on all employee contributions made during its 2020 employee giving campaign.
Florida Grand Opera
Every week, opera lovers can settle in to enjoy a little bit of opera courtesy of Florida Grand Opera's new online programming, newly designated as FGO GO. Sign up at www.FGO.org
Florida Power & Light
Beginning May 1, FPL plans to issue a one-time decrease of nearly 25 percent for the typical residential customer bill as a result of lower fuel costs, pending approval by the Florida Public Service Commission.
Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida
Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida in partnership with their national office, GSUSA, has launched Girl Scouts at Home, a national online for all girls and families to access free, self-guided activities including participating in Girl Scouts by earning patches, completed virtual service projects and awards. These program resources are available to every girl, parent, caregiver, volunteer, and troop leader. Visit https://www.girlscouts.org/en/girl-scouts-at-home.html
Gossett Marketing has been importing goods for over 25 years. They have worked with their trusted suppliers to secure factories (FDA approved) to provide necessary Protective Supplies. They have secured the necessary Emergency Use Codes from the FDA and are currently shipping the following: Isolation Gowns | KN95 Masks | Indirect Ventilation Goggles | Full Seal Goggles | Disposable Masks | Normal Medical Masks | Surgical Medical Masks. More items are being added daily. If you have any needs or would like more information please contact Danette@GossettMktg.com or call us 305-443-1332.
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau launched Miami Eats - Order Out. Help Out.This program is designed to help restaurants and their employees by asking residents to please consider ordering out when possible while taking advantage of some great deals. Visit www.GMCVB.com/MiamiEats for daily updates. GMCVB has also launched a new effort to salute our front line and first responders – Miami Salutes. They are asking our hospitality industry and others to extend special offers to hospital workers, medical professionals, paramedics, law enforcement, National Guard and others as a show of support for the heroic work these individuals are undertaking on our behalf. These are being showcased here.
HCA Healthcare’s Miami-Dade facilities, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital; have created a dedicated hotline for patients that may have recently been laid off or furloughed. This is a free service and is intended to help connect individuals that may be faced with health insurance coverage challenges due to unemployment. This hotline is staffed by patient benefit advisors and can help patients with their individual situation to find their best coverage options. The Uninsured Patient Advisor Hotline can be reached at 833-541-5757 and is offered Monday-Friday between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. Additional information is available at www.hcahealthcare.com/hotline.
HCA Healthcare’s Miami-Dade facilities, Mercy Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center and Aventura Hospital and Medical Center; have implemented a new digital tool to help patients evaluate their COVID-19 risk. HCA Healthcare is leveraging a Chat Bot powered by Microsoft on each hospitals’ website in addition to https://hcaeastflorida.com/covid-19/index.dot
International Finance Bank
International Finance Bank is accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from existing and non-existing customers. As of April 13th, International Finance Bank has secured close to 10M in approvals from the SBA. For more information about the PPP, visit ifbbank.com/paycheckprotectionprogram, email email@example.com, or call (305) 812-7732.
Junior Achievement is offering free online resources to parents and teachers. These resources for all grade levels (K-12) focus on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship and include printable/downloadable materials, as well as online videos, games, and apps. Materials will be added and updated regularly and can be found here.
The Knight Foundation
The Knight Foundation is contributing $450,000 to support The United Way Miami Pandemic Response Fund. The Foundation will also contribute $250,000 to support The Miami Foundation Community Recovery Fund.
Legal Services of Greater Miami
Legal Services of Greater Miami along with its partners last week launched a remote legal clinic for small businesses and nonprofits. Qualifying small businesses or nonprofits with 25 or fewer employees may submit their legal question using the online form located
at www.legalservicesmiami.org. These inquiries will be matched with transactional pro bono lawyers to offer free 45-minute phone or virtual legal consultation, helping Florida small business owners or nonprofits navigate the CARES Act, or other questions related to employment, contracts, commercial leases, insurance and insolvency issues. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miami Association of Realtors
To help ensure continuity in serving local residents with their housing needs, Miami Association of Realtors have created the safe and robust South Florida Virtual Open House Program where their REALTORS - and your residents - can continue to show homes in your cities and communities while adhering to the CDC's recommended social distancing guidelines. South Florida Vritual Open House Week is May 1 - May 10, allowing partners ample time to position the South Florida Open House links and market the program to respective audiences. Visit www.SouthFloridaOpenHouseSearch.com to learn more.
Miami Children's Museum
While Miami Children’s Museum is closed to the public, it remains dedicated to serving the community and fulfilling its mission. “Museum at Home” is an online effort to create exciting and helpful virtual programs available on our website www.miamichildrensmuseum.org and through our social media platforms
Miami Dade College
Starting April 28, Miami Dade College will offer a catalog of on-line courses at no cost in the areas of technology, business, marketing, education and entrepreneurship. For a full list of classes available and to register, please visit mdc.edu/upskill or call 305-237-7489.
The Dolphins are pledging $500,000 to help support critical needs for elderly and youth in the community including school meal programs for Broward Schools and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, relief efforts led by churches in the City of Miami Gardens and assisting Feeding South Florida. Hard Rock Stadium is also being used as a coronavirus testing facility.
Miami Herald has created a dedicated section for businesses to provide essential information and updates to their customers. Take advantage of this resource to reach out locally and stay connected. An auto-fill with instructions for listing your business can be found here.
Miami Foundation's Community Recovery Fund provides critical help to Miami-Dade nonprofits whose operations are severely impacted and supports their long-term recovery, resilience and financial stability. The Miami Foundation has seeded the Fund with a $300,000 contribution. To support Miami-Dade County's vital network of nonprofits institutions and the residents they serve, give now. Nonprofit staff members can read more and express interest for support by completing this form.
The Micky & Madeleine Arison Family Foundation donated $1 million to the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund at The Miami Foundation for an initiative benefiting team and area staff. Nearly 1,000 part-time HEAT and arena employees were immediately affected after the NBA announced it would suspend the season due to potential spread of coronavirus. The gift will also help address broader community needs that emerge in the coming months.
In celebration of Nurse Week (May 6-12) and Hospital week (May 10-16), the Miami Marlins Foundation and AT&T are partnering to serve our frontline heroes with complimentary meals in appreciation for their dedication and service. Through AT&T's support for the Home Plate Meals Relief Fund, approximately 3,000 combined meals will be provided to the nursing staffs and healthcare workers
COVID-19 drive- through testing center is open to Miami-Dade residents 18 years old and older by appointment only. Call 305.499.8767 to make an appointment.
The Miami Marlins Foundation has launched the Home Plate Meals Relief Fund with an initial investment of $100,000 to make a Marlins Impact in addressing urgent food security issues across the South Florida community due to COVID-19. Miami Marlins partner Florida Blue joined the Foundation's efforts and contributed $50,000 to the Home Plate Meals Relief Fund, bringing the total to $150,000.
Click here to see the Marlins' 90 days of Impact.
Microsoft is seeking for their TEALS Program in MDCPS and need tech industry volunteers. They want to help bring computer science to students without access. Click here for online info sessions.
MPI Consulting is offering small businesses free consulting support to complete their SBA Disaster Relief Small Business Loan Applications
Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida
NHSSF now provides housing counseling related to navigating foreclosure and eviction procedures, as well as finance-management workshops to adjust household budgets to the current crisis. See how NHSSF is lending a hand to our communities during this COVID-19 pandemic here.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
With the safety of the public as its first priority, Nicklaus Children’s has activated a plan to resume elective services at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. For the safety of our patients and their families, the hospital has enhanced safety measures, by limiting visitors, performing screenings at entrances, enhancing cleaning protocols and incorporating physical distancing cues in its waiting rooms and common areas. The safety of our patients, families, guests and staff continues to be our priority. For real-time updates regarding our services, visit Nicklauschildrens.org/COVID19.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital is offering virutal #telehealth consultations with its pediatric providers for non-emergency pediatric care or questions regarding COVID-19 daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Parents can download the NCHS Anywhere APP via Apple or Google Play and enter code KIDS19 for a FREE consultation through May 17. Visit NCHSAnywhere.com to learn more.
The hospital’s team of leading experts have collaborated to provide daily tips and weekly blogs and videos related to COVID-19. Visit the hospital’s COVID-19 resource page for the latest information: Nicklauschildrens.org/Coronavirus
Office Depot is offering curbside pickup as well as online ordering. For assistance, contact Tammy Mannarino: 561-523-8215 or email@example.com
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science has launched a new digital platform learning series, Frost Science@Home, giving our community the opportunity to explore free educational resources, videos, DIY science activities and behind-the-scenes content. To access Frost Science@Home, please visit frostscience.org/athome.
Prospera is offering the same quality training and consulting to clients. Following official recommendations, they are offering business seminars and individual consultations virtually. If you would like to schedule a consulting session, please visit https://prosperausa.org/schedule-free-consultation/ or call 786-329-5830.
RevExpoConsulting is a Boutique Consutlancy offering compliance, risk assessment, performance optimization and corporate educational programs. We recognize the need to offer our community assistance during this global health and economic crisis, therefore we have designed a portfolio of free services aimed to help individuals and small businesses. Our free services are offered in english or spanish and range from individual career coaching to helping small businesses transition to a digital virtual environment. Individuals can receive up to 4 free consultations and small businesses receive 2 free consultations. http://www.revexpoconsulting.com/covid19.html
Right Home Florida
Right at Home Miami's office is open and ready to serve your individual needs during this time of uncertainty. Whether you or a loved one need meals prepared and/or delivered, errands to be made, light housekeeping, Alzheimer's and personal care, including hygiene, dressing and ambulation, we are here to serve the Miami community. Visit their website to schedule a consultation.
Rogers Behavioral Health
Rogers Behavioral Health is offering Free Virtual Family Support Groups in English and in Spanish. They take place the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30 as well as virtual “walk in” hours Tuesdays 11-2 and Thursdays 4-7 for a free admissions screening and insurance benefits check. For more information call 305-929-0600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.rogersbh.org/miami
Sandler Training, Miami
Sandler Miami is helping clients, prospects, ex-clients and friends aucceed in challenging times. with a weekly WebEx to help CEOs, Managers, Salespeople, Entrepreneurs . Join to reconnect with your core values, your ambition, and your drive to succeed, the program runs on Thursdays 8.30-10.00am until June 11th.. View Complimentary Workshops
TECO Peoples Gas
TECO Peoples Gas has suspended disconnections for non-payment through April. We have also suspended any non-essential services. If you need financial assistance to pay your utility bill there are agencies that can help. Visit our COVID-19 Response page for additional resources.
Tampa Electric and TECO Peoples Gas are donating $1M to support Floridians in the communities they serve who have lost their jobs or substantial income as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The network has teamed with the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to help small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus restrictions, continuing to inform Spanish-language viewers on available resources for small businesses through its multiplatform initiative, Nuestros Negocios. The campaign includes weekly spotlights on Hispanic businesses and resource guides as well as online social media forums with financial experts. Click here to view the latest Nuestros Negocios Facebook Live featuring The Profit’s Marcus Lemonis.
While Uber Freights keeps products moving, routing goods to areas in need, Uber Works is helping grocery, food production, and supply chain businesses staff up their workforces to meet the current spike in demands for food and other household goods. Uber Works is committed to offering access to earnings opportunities, helping people find shifts and get paid quickly. Businesses and Workers can join the Uber Works platform at works.co.
To minimize the impact COVID-19 is having on South Florida Businesses, UiPath is offering access to our platform, support and training academy. UiPath Automation Hub, a highly collaborative tool that enables your workforce to submit and vote on automation ideas, is now available to our organization at no cost for one year. Offer available for customers signing by April 30, 2020. To access these offers, please contact Kishore Pardasani at email@example.com
Unified Payments will help our businesses impacted by the Coronavirus with our new “Free credit card processing” for Chamber members and all businesses interested with our Cash Discount Program. This program includes 1 free PAX A920 Smart Terminal, which works alongside most existing POS systems. There are no contracts & two options for processing rates. please contact Luis Betancourt at (786) 399-9549 and for more info visit us at Unifiedpayments.com
United HomeCare, a home health care provider and essential business exempt by Emergency Order remains open serving their community's elder care needs at home. Now hiring, Home Health Aides (HHAs). We provide personal protective equipment. To apply for work, get elder care information and apply for services, or to enroll in a Family Caregiver Support Group offered INKIND via teleconference call 305-716-0710 or visit www.unitedhomecare.com
United Way of Miami-Dade
United Way has launched a small business assistance program that is part of their broader Miami Pandemic Response Fund. $200,000 has been set aside to provide micro-grants to small businesses with less than 10 employees. Click here to apply.
Anchor organizations have joined United Way of Miami-Dade and the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald through Operation Helping Hands to launch the Miami Pandemic Response Fund. Health Foundation of South Florida, The Miami Foundation, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation and United Way have come together to provide seed funding of $500,000 to aid families and small businesses through a network of nonprofit partners responding to the unprecedented economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this time of need, the collaborative is urging the community to join this initiative and support each other by donating here: www.unitedwaymiami.org/ohh_covid19. For resources, visit the COVID-19 Resource Center here. To volunteer, visit www.VolunteerMiami.org.
United Way has assembled/delivered 1,000+ newborn and infant care packages to more than 580 Early Head Start families and has spearheaded the delivery of 10,200 meals to 1,700 older adults to due to the closure of senior meal sites/care centers.
University of Health System
The University of Miami Health System has launched UHealth Virtual Clinics. You and your loved ones can use a secure online platform to see University of Miami Health System experts, including providers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, for new patient, follow-up or post-op appointments. To schedule your appointment, visit umiamihealth.org/virtualclinics.
Univision Local Media is deeply concerned about the impact COVID-19 is having on the South Florida Business Community. In an effort to help business owners rebound and recover, Univision Miami has developed campaigns and programs with various types and levels of support. For information regarding these programs please e-mail Jason Mizrachi or call 305-342-5306 or 305-487-5381.
US Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing instruction to the import community regarding the submission of entry information for personal protective equipment and certain other devices. Following the instructions below will help facilitate the import process for all; especially for products related to the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. It is in the best interest of the U.S. to facilitate and expedite the importation of products into the U.S. market that address immediate, urgent public health needs. For further information regarding entry submission requirements, see the FDA Supplemental Guidance here.
Verizon is extending its commitment to keep customers connected through June 30. There will be no termination of service or late fees charged to postpaid wireless, residential and small business customers who indicate their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Customers can notify Verizon here.
Verizon has donated $2.5M to LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) for Small Business and Nonprofit Grants for COVID-19 recovery, added 15GB of data at no charge to the plans of wireless and small business customers and supported communities through a combined $14M donation to nonprofits directed at supporting students and healthcare first responders. Learn more.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
To support the community through the quarantine, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is making a number of free resources available online — virtual tours, coloring pages, ZOOM backdrops, behind-the-scenes videos, zenscapes and more. Please visit www.vizcaya.org to access these virtual programs.
The Wells Fargo Foundation will donate $45,000 to United Way of Broward County and $45,000 to United Way of Miami-Dade County to support the community response to COVID-19 in South Florida. The funding, part of a $300,000 donation to nonprofits across the state, will benefit the United Way of Broward County’s COVID-19 Campaign, which provides assistance to the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population experiencing hardship due to decreased hours or unpaid leave. It will also benefit United Way of Miami-Dade County’s Pandemic Response Fund, which provides emergency assistance to individuals, small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Miami-Dade county. This $90,000 donation is part of the $6.25 million in aid Wells Fargo announced earlier this month to support the domestic and global COVID-19 response.
Year Up South Florida
Year Up South Florida is shifting to a virtual learning environment for its 140+ current students, including over 60 students completing internships with South Florida’s leading employers. To ensure uninterrupted support and access to meaningful career pathways for its young adults, Year Up would be incredibly grateful if the Chamber community would consider supporting the COVID-19 Impact Fund.
Young Arts Foundation
Artist Relief is a new coalition of national arts grantmakers - a coalition that includes YoungArts. We launched today to provide unrestricted $5,000 relief grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to the impact of COVID-19. The coalition is also operating a list of resources for artists, and co-launching the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Research Partner Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists moving forward.
Federal officials are looking at possible changes to how the 2020 Census is handled given the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. However, every Miami-Dade County resident can go online and complete the census now. With the full extent of coronavirus' impact on the community still unknown, it will be important than ever that our county receive the the critical US government funding distributed based on the census. You can help the get word out: MiamiCensus.org