September 18, 2020
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Clark Employee Contribution Program Raises $160,000 for COVID-19 Relief

Building stronger communities is a foundational pillar of Clark Construction’s culture. This summer, in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, Clark provided its employees the opportunity to choose an organization combatting COVID-19 to receive a $100 donation from the company in their name. On behalf of its employees, Clark donated more than $160,000 to 815 different national and local non-profits and community-based relief efforts battling the widespread effects of the pandemic including homelessness, food insecurity, and unemployment.

Nearly 20% of all contributions went directly to overwhelmed healthcare systems and providers across the country, the procurement of personal protective equipment, and ensuring vulnerable communities’ access to medical care. St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital and the American Red Cross ranked among the top beneficiaries of the philanthropic initiative. A significant cohort of employees also contributed to non-profits combatting hunger including Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, and No Kid Hungry which were among the thousands of groups who have faced increased demand due to the COVID-19 virus.

“Having the opportunity to personally make an impact our community is what Clark Construction is all about,” said Abe Vogel, a vice president at Clark Construction. “We are all eager to help during this difficult time, and this program made it a easier to support those most in need during the pandemic.”