Special Report

Companies That Are Helping Americans Fight COVID-19

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6. Bank of America
> Industry: Banking
> Headquarters: Charlotte, NC

Bank of America, along with several other consumer banks, is taking measures to accommodate its customers who may be struggling financially as unemployment rates spike across the country. The bank is refunding overdraft fees, deferring mortgage payments and issuing refunds for late fees, and suspending foreclosures, evictions, and repossessions. With about $1.8 trillion in assets, Bank of America is one of the largest banks in the United States.

7. Beyond Meat
> Industry: Food
> Headquarters: El Segundo, California

Beyond Meat, a plant-based food company, has pledged to donate and distribute over 1 million of the company’s vegetarian Beyond Meat burgers to places like hospitals and food banks. The company’s pledge comes at a time when many Americans struggle to afford or access healthy meals.

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8. Casetify
> Industry: Tech
> Headquarters: Hong Kong

Casetify makes cases and accessories for phones, smartwatches, AirPods, and other tech products. The company is selling a UV sanitizer for phones and donating 100% of the proceeds to a coronavirus relief organization. Though there is no way to test its effectiveness on COVID-19, Casetify claims the sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs.

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9. Cisco Systems
> Industry: Tech
> Headquarters: San Jose, CA

Cisco Systems is one of the largest companies in America. The tech company pledged $225 million in aid — $8 million in cash and $210 million worth of products — to organizations like the U.N. and WHO that are aiming to “prevent, detect, and manage the spread” of the virus.

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10. Costco
> Industry: Groceries
> Headquarters: Issaquah, WA

Costco recently began limiting how many people could be in its stores at one time. To reward essential workers who are putting themselves at risk during the crisis, the company announced in early April that it would give first responders and health care workers first admittance into its warehouse stores. Paramedics, firefighters, and health care workers with proof of their position are able to cut the line.