RXR Realty today said it would donate $1 million to support New Rochelle residents and organizations impacted by COVID-19.
The money will be used for both short-term and long-term needs and is being distributed in collaboration with the Westchester Community Foundation.
“We’re proud to support those organizations on the frontlines of providing essential food and non-food services to our most vulnerable, as well as supporting programs that provide our seniors with telehealth services to assure them that they are not alone during this public health crisis,” said Scott Rechler, chairman and CEO of RXR.
“Now, more than ever, is the time for all of us to step up and support our New Rochelle neighbors in need.”
The RXR Building Community Fund will immediately provide $108,000 to support programs that ensure continued distribution of meals and non-food items to low-income New Rochelle residents, including seniors and people with disabilities. The funding will also support 60 low-income seniors’ access to tele-health services. Seniors are at a high-risk for novel coronavirus.
“In the face of an unprecedented challenge, it is essential for our entire community to come together, including the investors and builders who have a direct stake in New Rochelle’s future,” said Noam Bramson, mayor of the City of New Rochelle.“We have a shared obligation to identify the most critical needs, lift up our most vulnerable residents, support our struggling businesses, and demonstrate our city’s strength and resilience. I applaud RXR for this outstanding example of corporate citizenship, and for establishing a framework through which other partners can contribute.”