See how our community has come together during this difficult time and examples of how local organizations and Griffins corporate partners are helping us fight COVID-19.
Anheuser Busch announced on March 25 a new initiative with the
American Red Cross – offering up its U.S. tour facilities to serve as
blood donation centers during the coronavirus pandemic. Empty arenas of
AB-partnered sports franchises will also be utilized.
A.B. InBev’s gesture includes a $5 million donation redirected from planned sports marketing spend for the year. The brewing company – through its portfolio brands – is the official beer sponsor of the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL.
“The company is pledging to redirect funds in order to provide the immediate resources needed to support national and local response for COVID-19,” it said.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Returning more than $100 million to insured customers and members for medical, dental and vision premiums
Contributing $500,000 to community-based efforts
Waiving all member cost share for COVID-19 testing until further notice and COVID-19 treatment through December 31, 2020
Supporting seniors with waived cost share for specific in-network services including in-person primary care visits, behavioral health office visits and telehealth services for both medical and behavioral health through December 31, 2020
Developing programs to help support displaced workers and small employers
Partnering with Michigan hospitals to collect comprehensive clinical data on COVID-19 patients for inclusion in an extensive registry that will provide insight into best practices in treating patients with the virus