Giving back to the communities where we do business is central to the DNA of Atlas Air Worldwide. It is a huge source of pride and joy for our family of companies. Over the course of this ongoing pandemic, we have had the opportunity to give back to our local communities and use our resources to thank those who are doing so much for all of us.
The neighboring communities surrounding our Purchase headquarters were hard-hit by the coronavirus. Local hospitals were pushed to the limit as they struggled to cope with a rapidly rising number of cases while grappling with a shortage of PPE.
The Radiology Staff at White Plains Hospital with boxes of cookies
Our team in Headquarters answered the call for help by donating 5,000 N95 masks and making a corporate donation to White Plains Hospital in support of their COVID19 relief efforts. Brandon Cole, Vice President, Operations thanked Atlas for their support “during this very challenging time.”
As the Easter Sunday and Passover holiday weekend approached, Atlas saw another opportunity to support White Plains Hospital and arranged for catered dinner for 50 healthcare workers.
Jamie Bocchino, Community Relations & Events Manager, said the staff were thrilled to receive the food, which “put many smiles on our employees’ faces.”
Pictured on the right is Ellen P. Muentener, Director of Volunteers with Luda Samuels, Volunteer Coordinator receiving Atlas’ lunch donation at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco from longtime Atlas driver, Alberto Martinez, who delivered the food.
As another example of Headquarters’ community support, Atlas also coordinated lunch for 60 people (doctors, nurses and staff) or 3 floors (of 20 people) at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco.
Debbie Diachenko, Executive Assistant, Treasury played a key role in coordinating the meal donations. “This was a very rewarding effort and I appreciated the opportunity to be involved. It gives me great pride to work for a company that is committed to helping those working on the front lines in such tragic times.”