Microsoft operations team shifts focus to serving local communities in new era

Microsoft is taking significant steps to help local communities as the new corona virus crisis has had a serious impact on Seattle,media reported. In a series of tweets from John Trujillo, head of real estate at Microsoft Puget Bay, one can learn more about how the company has turned some of its regular business into its own responsibilities.

Microsoft operations team shifts focus to serving local communities in new era

According to Trujillo, they put the needs of the community first, instead of providing materials to the Puget Sound campus, they shifted their work to finding personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer and sanitized wipes for employees and local hospitals in need.

Over the course of a few weeks, John’s team sent out 240,000 medical masks, 100,000 butyl gloves, 74,400 pairs of goggles and 850 protective clothing. In addition, Microsoft assembles and delivers 6,000 lunch boxes a day to families in need, delivering a total of 30,000 lunch boxes a week instead of wasting campus food usually left to employees.

Microsoft operations team shifts focus to serving local communities in new era

The person in charge of this work must work with local charities to procure, assemble and distribute food and necessary equipment.