Apartment owner Morgan Properties said it would donate $500,000 to local hospitals and food banks in its 15-state operating area, including Hackensack Meridian Health System and Cooper University Healthcare in New Jersey.
Through its newly established Morgan Cares program, the company will donate a portion of each rent check it receives in May and June to local front line institutions.
“Our size and scale awards us the unique opportunity to make a significant donation that will help support the critical hospitals and food banks who are selflessly serving on the front lines and keeping us safe, said Jonathan Morgan, the company’s president, in a statement. The Morgan Properties portfolio includes 300 apartment complexes with 75,000 units.
Elsewhere, Florham Park-based BASF said it will commit $365,000 to Feeding America, a nationwide hunger relief organization. The total includes a $150,000 corporate donation, $170,000 raised during a virtual employee fund drive at the company’s North America Agricultural Solutions business and $45,000 from BASF facilities in Louisiana, Michigan and Texas. The company said it matched contributions made by employees in the fund drive dollar for dollar and the proceeds will be doled out based on the donors’ ZIP codes.
“There is no time where the need is more pressing than during and after a crisis of this magnitude,” said Agricultural Solutions Senior Vice President Paul Rea in a statement. “We hope our support inspires communities to assist Feeding America’s efforts by donating money, goods or their time to help neighbors, friends and families during their time of need.”
And Lawrenceville-based Datacolor International said it donated 800 N95 masks to the state of New Jersey. The company is a global provider of color management solutions.