Donation will support food banks, youth centers, and other community needs
CHICAGO – April 30, 2020 — Dynegy today announced it is committing $60,000 to support the Chicago area, as individuals and households begin the process of economic recovery from COVID-19.
“Our company is inspired by the Chicago food banks working to meet unprecedented need, small businesses doing what it takes to stay afloat, and childcare workers providing an essential service to Chicagoland families,” said Brad Watson, Dynegy’s director of community affairs. “As the painful effects of this pandemic continue, Dynegy and its employees are honored to assist the Chicago area in an immediate and impactful way.”
The $60,000 donation will directly support households and individuals to meet their most pressing needs, including funding for food banks, community assistance funds, and childcare.
“Through the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, we are committed to supporting the most vulnerable in our region by providing access to essential services such as emergency food and supplies, health services, and financial assistance through direct cash transfers, as well as mortgage, rent and utility assistance,” said Dr. Helene Gayle President and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust. “As needs continue to grow, we know it’s going to take all of these resources and much more to address the emergent needs as we continue to deploy emergency assistance rapidly.”