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    The Synergy Company in conjunction with the May Family Foundation donated $40,000 to local non-profit organizations on Monday with the goal of “easing some of the woes in our community by providing coronavirus relief aid to local nonprofit organizations,” said Synergy Company Community Outreach Coordinator Keegan Stewart in an email.

    “Shortly after the dust had settled from the news of the spreading virus, it became evident that many non-profits in our community would require additional financial support,” said Stewart in an email. “For example, many of the planned fundraisers that these nonprofits normally rely on to sustain their operations simply will not be happening this year — greatly increasing the financial burden on these organizations.”

    In addition, he said, many big donors these organizations have relied on for many years have been experiencing their own financial struggles and simply can’t donate as much as previous years. “The Moab community has always come first for Mitchell and me. During this time of extraordinary hardship, we are honored to be able to support the invaluable work of our dedicated local nonprofits,” said Jayne May, co-owner of The Synergy Company and co-founder of the May Family Foundation.

    The Synergy Company has also supported the community by providing the Moab Regional Hospital with PPE donations for the past several months, said Stewart. Donations of N-95 masks, hairnets and shoe covers help meet the needs of the MRH staff. Cleaning and protective supplies have also been donated to the nonprofit community so that they can continue to safely provide assistance to those in need. These items include hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, medical facemasks, nitrile gloves, and some of their very own locally manufactured immune boosting supplements, he added.

    “The decision of which nonprofit organizations to fund was certainly not an easy task,” said Stewart. “However, The Synergy Company elected to focus on selecting nonprofits in the community which have been providing essential services to disadvantaged populations, as well as those providing services to children.”

    The Synergy Company intends to revisit the needs within the community throughout the year and continue to assess where they may be able to help as the situation with the virus progresses. “If you are a nonprofit in the community or even a group of individuals providing an essential service to community members and require assistance, please reach out to The Synergy Company’s Community Outreach Program via email at CommunityOutreach@synergy-co.com.”

    Synergy officials thank all of the nonprofits in the community for all of their hard work and dedication through these trying times, said a statement in the email.

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