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Five Area Organizations Receive Grants from L3Harris Technologies to Support Residents Adversely Affected by Covid-19
Among 39 organizations in 19 states receiving grants to combat pandemic impact
Helps individuals facing digital divide, economic and other difficulties
Part of L3Harris’ $2M commitment to support COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2020 — Five area non-profit organizations have received social impact grants from L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) as part of the company’s effort to provide relief to communities negatively impacted by COVID-19.
The L3Harris Foundation this month distributed grants in 19 states to organizations that applied for funds to address a wide range of needs, including the digital divide, food insecurity, veteran aid, mentorship for STEM students, economic opportunities for small businesses and others.
Local recipients include Foundation for Women Warriors, Third Avenue Charitable Organization, ArtReach, Words Alive, and Bayside Community Center:
Foundation for Women Warriors’ provides programs to empower resiliency and professional development, and help Women Warriors realize their maximum potential after their service career. This grant will fund emergency services for women veterans and their children facing financial crisis due to COVID-19. www.foundationforwomenwarriors.org.
Third Avenue Charitable Organization provides a safe place and offers meals, healing, and care for all people. The funding will support better access to social-service resources, health and hygiene for at risk populations, and increased food security. www.tacosd.org.
ArtReach creates advocates for and expands accessible opportunities in the arts by providing program development and opportunities for underserved audiences. The social impact grant will be used to provide access to virtual arts education to low income students in San Diego County. www.artreachsandiego.org.
Words Alive creates programs that inspire life-long learners through providing youth and families the knowledge and resources needed to use reading as a tool to change lives. This grant will fund adaptive literacy programming (virtual and tangible) for San Diego’s vulnerable children and families. www.wordsalive.org.
Bayside Community Center’s goal is to provide access to abundant resources that promote community connection, economic self-sufficiency, expand educational and cultural opportunities, and to facilitate healthy living and well-being. This grant will fund food security and basic needs initiatives. www.baysidecc.org.
The grants are part of L3Harris’ $2 million commitment to support organizations involved in COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts around the world. The company has provided funds to COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds administered by local United Way agencies and the American Red Cross, and is providing a 2X match to employee designated gifts to these and other organizations.
In addition, L3Harris has provided more than $450 million in accelerated payments to small business suppliers in 45 states to sustain the nation’s supply chain and company employees have volunteered to provide respirators, free communications apps and STEM-oriented “Tech in 10” videos for students. Employees also are volunteering to assist organizations through the company’s L3Harris Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) volunteer program, which supports these and other initiatives throughout the year.
“The pandemic has placed a tremendous strain on all facets of our San Diego community,” said William Brown, Chairman and CEO, L3Harris. “The L3Harris Foundation social impact grants will help provide some relief to those most in need – especially students, parents, communities and small businesses in areas where our employees work and live.”
L3Harris has 32 locations throughout California, with almost 3,300 employees. L3Harris has continued to prioritize the basic and educational needs of women, veterans, and racial/ethnic minorities within the California community.
Non-profit organizations seeking volunteer assistance can visit the company’s website listed below.
About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries. L3Harris.com.
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