Italian Civil Protection Department
Our contribution, € 500,000 to purchase PPE kits
UniCredit Foundation makes an initial donation of €500,000 to the Civil Protection Department to provide concrete aid to those most affected by the pandemic and support all initiatives aimed at reducing its spread
The pandemic first broke out between the end of February and the beginning of March 2020, and Italy found itself in a dire situation the likes of which had
not been seen for decades.
At the beginning, the pandemic mostly affected several of Italy's northern regions, and it is in these regions where the greatest needs arose. The Foundation opted to act swiftly to provide support to the most affected populations. Consequently, on 2 March, the Board of Directors met and resolved to make an initial donation of €500,000 to the Civil Protection Department.
This choice aimed to provide concrete aid to those most affected by the pandemic and to support all initiatives aimed at reducing its spread. The Department committed to using this donation to purchase PPE kits to be distributed among the most affected provinces.
It marked the beginning of the UniCredit Foundation's commitment to combat the pandemic and showed the extent to which the Foundation was able to act quickly in response to the situation's dire nature.
Through this donation, the UniCredit Foundation also underscored its desire to join the numerous other players in the social sphere in forging a collaboration between public and private entities, which would prove itself to be a powerful tool in providing support to those most affected.
The Foundation's actions were bolstered by a similar UniCredit initiative to contribute a €1.5 million donation to the Department for the same purpose.