The H-E-B grocery company is dedicating $300,000 to help fund a #Chinese #coronavirus research project in #SanAntonio, #Texas, according to a statement on Monday. “While @HEB is serving customers and communities, we’re also committed to helping find a solution to coronavirus,” the company said.
The statement continued: “#HEB will dedicate $300,000 to assist Texas Biomedical Research Institute, a San Antonio-based organization with a team dedicated to coronavirus research that will have a global impact. Texas Biomed has launched a unique research project to be among the first in the nation to develop the laboratory model necessary for testing diagnostics, vaccines and treatments to combat coronavirus. We are proud to be a part of this innovative effort to accelerate discoveries, moving science from the lab to the patient.” Tuesday, the research institute’s website said the current pandemic is a reminder to staff and researchers of the reason why it was established. “This is a unique and trying time for the country and the world. The Institute’s very existence grew out of the desire to meet the challenges of such a time,” the site read.
Monday, the research institute’s Lisa Cruz explained how the funds will help scientists better understand the coronavirus and what can be done about it. “Science is expensive. So, it will cost a couple of million dollars to complete. But, this helps get us a long way,” she stated.
In addition to the research project, H-E-B made a commitment of $3 million in funds to go toward nonprofits and other organizations providing relief to those impacted by the pandemic.
Monday, H-E-B Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs Winell Herron assured residents that the company was there for them during such uncertain times. “Now, more than ever, H-E-B is keeping with our Spirit of Giving and Helping Here philosophies to do everything we can to support our fellow Texans,” she concluded. #binspirednews
11 thoughts on “The H-E-B grocery company is dedicating $300,000 to help fund a #Chinese #corona…”
wish we had HEB here in Fort Worth.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to donate that money to a food bank?
@heb is doing a spectacular job in a crazy situation! There are truly no words to thank this fabulous company and their employees for all that they are doing for Texas and beyond. True #HometownHeroes! ❤️ Thank you, HEB!
Yay for hometown HEB!
Best grocery store EVER!!
300k? That’s a spit in the bucket! They are worth Billions
Awwwww breitbart happy racist misinformed news! Yeaaaa!
@vyckka in San Antonio… virus- virology- bubba this is like your Olympics!
When has HEB not stepped up and helped communities? I love my HEB!
This is just one example of what makes America GREAT! You don’t see this in many other countries. We step up and don’t expect the government to do it all. Thank you HEB!
Hmm. @va_shiva listen and learn from Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai