South32, owner of the Hermosa Project near Patagonia, has donated $50,000 to the Southern Arizona Community Fund, earmarked for Santa Cruz County nonprofits that provide mission-critical services and can be helpful during the pandemic response. 

South32 also donated $5,500 to Patagonia Public Schools to purchase chromebooks for distance learning in response to school closures and have donated $60,000 to Santa Cruz County for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and tents for emergency response and testing. 

“One person, one group, can’t go this alone,” said Hermosa President Pat Risner. “Every day, we are actively seeking ways to help each other, our neighbours, and our communities, and we know we can make a difference by supporting the capacity of local charities, especially those that share our core value of care. Care is always important, but perhaps never more important than right now.”