1 May 2020

Supporting Startups During COVID-19

During these challenging times, amid local and global shifts, we hope that you are all staying safe and healthy. And we are extra grateful for everything you do every day to take good care of your neighbors, our planet, and the places we call home.

More than ever, innovators will play a critical role in making our cities, streets, farms, utilities, and communities cleaner, and more equitable and resilient.

We are proud to work with entrepreneurs and innovators who are helping their neighbors all over the U.S. and the world. In Atlanta, Goodr is serving meals to seniors whose bus trips to the grocery store have been canceled, hiring new drivers who have just been laid off, and announced plans to host pop-up grocery stores for the next five weeks. On Oahu, Farm Link Hawaiʻi is ramping up its home delivery service to get fresh, local produce to residents. They could use your help in finding a combined cold storage and packing space in Honolulu.

A quote from A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood has resonated with us a lot lately. In the film, Mr. Rogers says, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'”

We are grateful to know so many helpers.

Sending much aloha from Hawaii.