A couple weeks ago, the National Hockey League (NHL) here in the United States suspended its season. The next day, the players on the team that I follow, The Pittsburgh Penguins, agreed collectively to provide the people who work at PPG Paints Arena, the salaries they would have earned in the five remaining home games. I thought this was a story worthy of WATWB. I made a note of it.
During the days that followed, I saw many stories about people, businesses and government agencies going out of their way, before any official response was announced, to provide necessary care for people in need. People who, through no fault of their own, were going to suffer. I made more notes. American Express was giving cardmembers interest free periods for balances they are forced to carry. Groups stepped forward in and around Hartford to provide free lunches to school students who normally get a lunch provided for them at school – schools had been closed.
Within a few days, I had links to more stories than I could include. That’s a good thing.
So, I chose one story to share. If you’re familiar with my blog, it won’t surprise you that it involves beer. Well, not beer, but a brewery – The largest brewery in the US – Anhueser-Busch. Check this out:
“Anhueser-Busch InBev today (3/24) announced it will redirect $5 million that it normally spends on sports and entertainment marketing to the American Red Cross to support the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The donation comes as the sports world remains shut down…”
“Additionally, the brewer will donate media air time to the Red Cross for public service announcements…”
“Today’s announcement follows a move earlier this week by the brewer to begin producing and distributing hand sanitizer that will be distributed at Red Cross blood donation centers and emergency shelters…”
This is one example of how people are stepping up to help others in need. And since the number of people in need is growing, this is a good thing.
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