Winnebago Launches Year-Round GOTogether Employee Hardship Fund
The news came in response to earthquake recovery In Haiti
To support earthquake relief and recovery in Haiti, Winnebago Industries and the Winnebago Industries Foundation are launching a year-round GOTogether Fund to aid employees facing natural disasters, RVIA announced.
“We feel the loss following the recent earthquake in Haiti especially acutely along with our colleagues of Haitian descent. The Winnebago Industries Foundation is supporting employee efforts and providing funding to assist with disaster relief and recovery,” said Stacy Bogart, Winnebago Industries Foundation President.
“At Winnebago Industries, we know we are stronger together. The devastation caused by natural or personal disaster is something no one should face alone,” Bogart said. “We are proud to expand our GOTogether Fund to support employees facing unforeseen crises, year-round.”
Foundation support will aid Haiti’s largest non-governmental healthcare provider, Partners in Health and its sister organization Zanmi Lasante. It will also aid some long-term recovery efforts through the Center for Disaster Philanthropy Haiti Earthquake Recovery Fund. Matching funds for employee response initiatives also will be provided.
Introduced as an immediate response fund to assist employees facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GOTogether Fund supported more than 850 employee families from April to July 2020. The fund will be available to eligible employee applicants year-round and will assist in situations such as natural and personal disasters. The fund is administered by a third-party nonprofit partner, the Emergency Assistance Foundation, and is supported by company and employee contributions.