LAS VEGAS — March 11, 2021 — ORORO Heated Apparel, in partnership with CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), has donated hundreds of heated vests to the organization’s nationwide COVID-19 relief efforts, inclusive of providing vaccinations, testing and essential resource coordination.
CORE, co-founded by Sean Penn and Ann Lee, is a crisis relief nonprofit dedicated to providing support and essential resources to marginalized and vulnerable communities impacted by or vulnerable to crisis. Since March of 2020, the organization has been providing free COVID-19 relief services in the United States and Haiti, specifically targeting marginalized and vulnerable communities.
With the long hours and incredible volunteer effort being put into making COVID-19 testing and vaccines accessible to underserved communities, ORORO Heated Apparel wanted to give back to the CORE team, which consists of more than 1,800 staff and volunteers nationwide.
“Our devoted staff and volunteers have been working relentlessly to protect communities from COVID-19, and that includes enduring the elements. Rain or shine, heat wave or snowstorm, they’re fighting on the frontlines every day,” said CORE co-founder and CEO Ann Lee. “We’re immensely thankful to ORORO for providing our frontline staff with an added layer of comfort for their fearless work to fight the pandemic.”
Being affected by the pandemic as well, with warehouses experiencing shutdowns due to positive COVID-19 test results and a growing community trying to keep up with the “new normal”, ORORO recognized the fortitude it took to bring this accessible testing to vulnerable communities across the nation.
“Over the years, ORORO has made donations to local homeless shelters and communities affected by hurricanes and other natural disasters. We are proud to be partnering with CORE to provide warmth and comfort to their COVID testing and vaccination team,” said Mark H, ORORO co-founder. “It’s an honor being a part of CORE’s efforts to help the most vulnerable populations impacted by this pandemic.”
ORORO Heated Apparel’s heated vests have provided lasting warmth on-the-go for volunteers working long hours in the middle of winter. ORORO hopes to provide comfort and warmth in response to the peace of mind the CORE teams are bringing to those who have been overlooked, especially in this unprecedented time.
Posted March 11, 2021
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