Bodossaki Foundation, with support from The Coca-Cola Foundation, and the Coca-Cola system in Greece (Coca-Cola Hellas and Coca-Cola Tria Epsilon), join forces in the common effort against COVID-19

Their aim is to support the National Health System, frontline medical and nursing staff as well as vulnerable groups of the population, by assisting the “Help at Home” programme in dealing with the pandemic.

16 April 2020 – With a great sense of responsibility, Bodossaki Foundation, with support from the Coca-Cola Foundation and in partnership with Coca-Cola Hellas and Coca-Cola Tria Epsilon, are carrying out a social contribution programme aimed at strengthening the national effort to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through this partnership, Bodossaki Foundation and the Coca-Cola system in Greece (Coca-Cola Hellas and Coca-Cola Tria Epsilon) are actively supporting the National Health System and the nursing staff of our country, while at the same time contributing to the protection of the elderly and of vulnerable groups requiring help at home.

In particular, the contribution to the National Health System comprises the following:

  • 3 fully equipped Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Beds. These integrated ICU Beds comprise positive-pressure ventilators, monitors for continuous monitoring of the patient’s vitals, and adjustable electric hospital beds.
  • Reagents for 12,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests, supporting the work and the efforts of the National Public Health Organisation (EODY) and of hospitals.

The contribution to the protection of vulnerable groups takes place through the practical support of the “Help at Home plus” programme of the City of Athens, by helping cover the needs of thousands of citizens belonging to vulnerable groups, with the offer of necessary goods delivered to their homes, as well as with psychological support provided by social workers of the City of Athens. At the same time, the employees of Coca-Cola Tria Epsilon and Coca-Cola Hellas contribute to the daily distribution of the necessary goods to the beneficiaries of the “Help at Home” programme.

The programme follows on from previous initiatives taken by Coca-Cola Hellas and Coca-Cola Tria Epsilon. Since the beginning of the crisis, the two companies have donated three (3) ventilators to cover additional needs of ICUs and are supporting the medical and nursing staff currently at the frontline of a concerted national effort, by making their products available free of charge. To date, 150,000 products have been made available to more than 19,000 doctors and nurses in Reference Hospitals throughout Greece, as well as to EODY and the National Emergency Aid Centre (EKAV). In the same context, more than 120,000 products have been offered to Social Groceries across the country, supporting the increased needs of our fellow citizens, and this offering will continue for as long as necessary.

Worldwide, The Coca-Cola Company, together with its Bottling Partners and The Coca-Cola Foundation, contributes over $120 million to alleviate the suffering of the people most affected by COVID-19, focusing on strengthening hospital equipment, supporting medical and nursing staff, and offering food supplies to vulnerable groups. Knowing that through collaboration we can make it and we can also make a difference, the Coca-Cola system in Greece (Coca-Cola Hellas and Coca-Cola Tria Epsilon) stands firmly by the local community.

In the same line, Bodossaki Foundation, one of Greece’s largest public benefit Foundations, is consistently supporting initiatives aimed at making a substantial contribution to issues such as reducing inequality of opportunities, upgrading health and supporting vulnerable groups of the population, as well as to emergencies and crises that affect the whole of Greek society, such as the current juncture in which the contribution of all of us to the effort to deal with the coronavirus crisis is crucial.