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Report: Miami Heat Pledge Exorbitant Donation to Help Provide 100 Million Meals
- Updated: March 27, 2020
The Miami Heat continue to showcase that they are a world class organization.
On Friday, the team announced a $200,000 pledge to partnerships in order to provide 100 million meals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an enormous and stressful toll on lives of people across the globe,” said Eric Woolworth, president of the Heat Group’s Business Operations. “Many of our friends and neighbors in South Florida are rightfully worried about putting food on the table. By joining forces with Lineage Logistics and Feeding South Florida, we hope to ease that burden.”
“The COVID-19 virus presents extraordinary challenges for moving, storing, and distributing food on a large scale,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, president and CEO of Lineage Logistics. “We are incredibly proud of the business we have created at Lineage – to solve for this exact challenge. We are excited about our partnership with the Miami HEAT to help feed those in need in the South Florida community.”
The team’s exorbitant donation is in a combined package with the Micky & Madeleine Arison Family Foundation.
As a matter of fact, Heat owner Micky Arison has been in the news a ton due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. President Donald Trump said the Carnival Corporation frontman would assist the country with ships to aid medical response.
Arison spent 34 years as CEO of Carnival, raising its fleet from two ships to more than 100, before stepping down in 2013. He took over the Heat in 1995.
The 70-year-old has been a huge help amidst the pandemic from his offerings to the federal government as well as his donations to organizations in South Florida.
The United States recently surpassed Italy for the country with the most coronavirus cases in the world.