Truist Cares Grant Offers Emergency Assistance for Furloughed Associates and Their Families
Thanks to generous support from Truist, formed by the merger of SunTrust and BB&T, Goodwill received a $100,000 grant that was used to provide emergency assistance funds to additional retail associates who are not members of Goodwill’s health insurance plan.
The grant was part of a larger $25-million initiative called Truist Cares, which the bank launched to support the short- and long-term needs of communities across the country in response to COVID-19. Those emergency assistance funds were provided directly to furloughed Goodwill associates in April offering additional financial support to them and their families during the pandemic.
“We are happy to have been able to assist Goodwill of Greater Washington with this grant in support of its dedicated employees,” said Evelyn Lee, Greater Washington Region President at Truist. “Our purpose at Truist is to inspire and build better lives and communities, and we are thankful for the important work that Goodwill does in the Washington, DC community.”