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In Good Company | Issue No. 3

We have observed the tough decisions business owners and individuals have had to make in light of these unprecedented times. We know that everyone is doing the best they can under these dire circumstances. We also feel it is important to shine a light on local businesses and community members and the remarkable ways in which they’ve quickly pivoted to adapt to the changing landscape despite the difficult decisions they have had to make. Each week we’ll be sharing positive stories that we’re hearing. We're proud to be IN GOOD COMPANY.

This week's stories: 

  • Point the Way Foundation, established by Chad Buckmaster and Andrew Newby, has launched a #helptheheroes initiative directed at helping those who are on the front lines and those who continue to keep our community moving. They have delivered hundreds of meals, donated N95 face masks, manufactured face mask bands to hold face masks in place, donated hand sanitizer, and sent thank you notes to local heroes. Read more.
  • North American Breaker Company (NABCO) kept a hospital running by delivering a critical rare breaker that the manufacturer could not provide. A very grateful NABCO customer said: “Thank god you remain open!  Your company kept a hospital running this week by delivering a critical rare breaker that the manufacturer could not provide.  You made us all look like heroes. Thank you so much for providing your excellent service!” Visit their website.
  • Rexford Industrial has implemented several programs in response to COVID-19. Their Childcare Relief Program provides their employees up to $1,000 per employee to assist with childcare expenses. Their Online Learning & Social Platform provides employees an online learning and social portal to continue to develop skills and engage with coworkers while remote. They are also committed to growing the business by continuing to hire great talentLearn more.
  • Bacari Restaurants converted their restaurants into small-scale markets to sell essentials like eggs, butter, cheese, milk, canned goods and meat. These pop-up shops are located in Glendale, Playa del Rey, and West 3rd St. They offer no contact curbside pickup as well as delivery through Postmates. Bacari is also serving hot meals to our #healthheroes on the front lines at White Memorial Hospital. Learn more.
  • LAFC and the LAFC Foundation teamed together with Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), LA County District 2 Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas, Unite Local 11, Banc of California Stadium, Expo Park, Everpark and Cedars-Sinai, to launch a free healthy meal giveaway service for 1,100 preselected families experiencing financial insecurity during COVID-19. SEE-LA is providing procurement of wholesale produce from their network of regional family farms to create the ultimate “farm boxes” of healthy food.