Takeda Pharmaceutical donates $2 million to Cambridge’s coronavirus relief fund

A Japanese pharmaceutical company donated $2 million to the Cambridge mayor’s disaster relief fund, which will go toward individuals, families and small businesses who have taken serious financial hits as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the city announced Wednesday morning.

“These funds are going to help so many families get through this difficult time,” Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui said. “We are truly thankful for this investment into our city and people.”

The company, Takeda Pharmaceutical, employs over 2,700 people in Cambridge and “has long been a leader of the City’s business and civic community,” according to a statement released by Siddiqui and City Manager Louis DePasquale.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have partners in the business community who, even in tough times, give back to and invest in Cambridge,” DePasquale said. “This donation will go a long way in supporting individuals, families, and small businesses who are experiencing financial hardship resulting from this outbreak.”

To contribute to the fund, interested parties can make secure donation at www.cambridgema.gov/MayorsDisasterReliefFund.

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