Connecting for the community, together/apart

You might think that the coronavirus pandemic would cause disconnections with a workforce that has to function both under physical distancing constraints and remotely. Not so with the generous employees of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-Canada).

In fact, the coronavirus crisis has connected GDLS-Canada employees like never before to volunteer and support their community.

Heart notes for food boxes for families projectWhen the pandemic hit, a team quickly mobilized a donation of ventilators, N95 masks, and medical face shields for local hospitals, medical clinics and long-term care homes. Others have been active making face coverings, preparing food boxes for families at Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre, a United Way partner agency, and participating in the Mayor’s Economic Impact and Recovery Task Force. And another group are planning virtual activities for the upcoming 2020 United Way Campaign.

Megan Komenda, GDLS employee, volunteering

Megan Komenda, GDLS-Canada employee, driver coordinator for food boxes for families

All this activity inspired the GDLS-Canada leadership team to make a decision to make a significant donation to United Way’s Local Love in a Global Crisis COVID-19 community response fund. GDLS-Canada’s deep commitment to United Way made it a natural decision to give where it could do the most good, proof that giving back goes hand-in-hand with their “how can we help” attitude.

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