Republic Services, Inc. is partnering with three national nonprofit organizations on a $3 million effort to help revitalize locally owned small businesses across the U.S. that have been disrupted by COVID-19. The Republic Services Charitable Foundation is providing $1 million grants to Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity International and NeighborWorks America as part of its $20 millionCommitted to Serve initiative. The grants will strengthen Republic's partnership with the three nonprofits.
"Small businesses are the economic engines of our local communities, and they are the cornerstone of strong and vibrant neighborhoods," said Jon Vander Ark, president, Republic Services. "Independently owned shops and restaurants have faced unprecedented challenges during this time. This support is a natural expansion of our charitable mission of restoring and revitalizing neighborhoods where we live and work to include those local businesses that serve as key staples of the community."
With this additional funding, Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity International and NeighborWorks America will grant funds to their affiliates across the country, which will identify locally owned and operated businesses in need of critical repair, renovation or support to stay in business and thrive following the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April, Republic Services invested $17 million to The Committed to Serve initiative, which supports the company’s 28,000 frontline employees, its customers and its communities.
To learn more about The Committed to Serve initiative, click here.