Hundreds of companies are rushing to help first responders as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. Among those companies is Nike, who is to tag-teaming with longtime partner Good360 in order to distribute their donations quickly and effectively. Nike is donating 32,500 pairs of their Air Zoom Pulse shoes to help those working frantically on the frontlines. This shoe was designed back in November 2019 specifically for the everyday hero: healthcare workers who are on their feet for hours each day. Working hand-in-hand with athletes, Nike is donating 30,000 pairs to hospitals and healthcare workers in Los Angeles, Chicago, Memphis, and New York, and an additional 2,500 pairs to hospitals across Europe.
Nike is also donating sweat-wicking Dri-FIT apparel and compression socks, partnering with Good360 to donate a total of over 140,000 pieces of footwear, apparel and equipment to hospitals and healthcare workers in the U.S and Europe.
Nike's $25 million response
Nike's other efforts include millions in donations to food banks, recovery funds, and various community organizations in need of support, as well as creating and donating PPE to help protect healthcare workers.
Nike released the following statement on their website:
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