PA’s Largest Apartment Owner Partners With Residents to Donate to Local COVID-19 Relief
When residents of more than 300 apartment communities across 15 states went to pay rent this month and last, they received the option to put part of those funds to greater use: supporting COVID-19 relief efforts at local hospitals and food banks. The new initiative from Morgan Properties, Pennsylvania’s largest apartment owner, allowed each tenant to select where a percentage of their check should go. Altogether, the Morgan Cares partnership will send more than $500,000 to where it’s needed most.
“As a family business whose culture is deeply rooted in helping others, we are incredibly passionate about giving back to the communities in which we serve,” said Jonathan Morgan, President of Morgan Properties. “Our size and scale award us the unique opportunity to make a significant donation that will help support the critical hospitals and food banks that are selflessly serving on the front lines and keeping us safe. We are in the midst of a global health crisis and the only way to get through it is to come together and help those in need.”
One local recipient, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City, has cared for more COVID-19 patients than any other system in the Philadelphia area to date. Donations to its COVID-19 Better Together Fund will financially support more than 5,000 students and employees who applied for assistance with emergency expenses. They’ll also provide employees with increased access to personal protective equipment and rapid testing, mental health and counseling services and subsidized eldercare and childcare options. Another beneficiary of the Morgan Cares initiative, Cooper University Health Care, is using gifts to its COVID-19 relief fund to purchase necessary medical equipment to protect physicians, nurses, medical students and staff serving in Camden and across South Jersey.
The collective impact of the Morgan Cares initiative extends beyond hospitals by also addressing the pressing need for food banks like Fulfill in Monmouth and Ocean Countries. Fulfill has seen a 40% increase in the demand for food since the outbreak began. It recently launched a new texting program to help children, families and seniors find the food pantry nearest them, tapping into its network of more than 280 partners. (For assistance, send “findfood” or “comida” to 888-918-2729). With Fulfill’s efficient organization, each dollar donated provides three meals to those in need—allowing gifts like those from Morgan Cares to help more neighbors.
Because of Morgan Properties’ status as one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing multifamily owners, the donations from its thousands of residents will ultimately benefit more than 70 organizations across the country.
“Morgan Properties is committed to doing our part and supporting the communities in which we serve,” said Jason Morgan, Principal at Morgan Properties. “We would like to thank our thousands of residents for their participation in Morgan Cares during these unprecedented times. With your help we are all making a significant difference in our local communities. Most importantly, we want to thank all the frontline workers throughout the country for keeping us safe.”
Established in 1985 in King of Prussia, Morgan Properties owns and manages more than 75,000 units located in 15 states. Learn more about its commitment to the communities it serves here.This is a paid partnership between Morgan Properties and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio