Sherwin-Williams Supports Hometown with Donations to Greater Cleveland Healthcare Community
Taking care of our neighbors has always been important to Sherwin-Williams. In this unprecedented environment, we have looked for multiple ways to help those around us.
We are fortunate to share our hometown of Cleveland, Ohio with internationally recognized healthcare institutions at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. They, too, have experienced a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and we are humbled to provide support in the way of donations.
More than 150,000 gloves and 25,000 N95 masks have been donated to frontline heroes at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, University Hospitals, Cleveland Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the Cleveland Clinic.
“Sherwin-Williams salutes the Northeast Ohio healthcare workers who remain committed to their patients during this health crisis. We’re pleased to donate protective masks and gloves at this challenging time, and we thank those responsible for their efforts in rapidly distributing this critical equipment to hospitals and first responders with the greatest need,” says Jim Jaye, SVP Corporate Communications at Sherwin-Williams. “We also thank our employees who, every day, make it possible for Sherwin-Williams to continue supporting communities across the country.”
In March 2020, we joined other companies in donating to the Cleveland Foundation’s Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. Our $100,000 donation is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the pandemic as efficiently as possible. The Rapid Response Fund will provide grant awards on a rolling basis to nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.
Giving back to this community is something we have long committed to uphold. Between 2010-2019, we have supported 500 nonprofit organizations throughout Northeast Ohio and donated more than $20 million in charitable investments. More than 100 Sherwin-Williams employees proudly serve on the boards of area nonprofits.