At the height of the COVID-19 crisis, as most Americans are under lockdown at home, Brad Smith and Trevor Noah sat down for a series of Teams chats to highlight organizations across the U.S. doing important work to help address the pandemic. Watch all six videos in the series below:
American Red Cross – Donating Blood
Published April 20, 2020
Working from home during the COVID-19 crisis, comedian Trevor Noah and Microsoft President Brad Smith talk over Teams about how they’re coping with the times. In the process, they shed light on the efforts of numerous nonprofits responding to the pandemic. In this first chat, American Red Cross CEO and President Gail McGovern joins the conversation to shed light on the ripple effects of COVID-19 on the nation’s blood supply, and how their organization is changing safety protocols in the era of social distancing.
4-H – Helping Families
Published April 23, 2020
Online learning isn’t available to every student right now. In fact, an estimated 7 million kids across the U.S. don’t have internet access. Trevor and Brad sit down to chat over Teams with 4-H CEO Jennifer Sirangelo about her organization’s incredible efforts to bridge the digital divide in rural America by ensuring kids can keep learning while many schools remain closed.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America – Helping Kids
Published April 30, 2020
Trevor and Brad chat with Boys & Girls Clubs of America President and CEO Jim Clark over Teams about the impact of COVID-19 on BGCA’s work with millions of kids across the country.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières – Global Medical Response
Published May 5, 2020
Using Teams, Trevor and Brad discuss the global medical response to COVID-19 with Avril Benoît, the director for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the U.S.
Green Bay Packers – A Community Response
Published May 14, 2020
Trevor and Brad sit down to chat with the Green Bay Packers over Teams to find out how they are responding to the COVID-19 crisis in their small community and what they’re doing to help sports fans stay connected with their team.
Simplon Foundation – Digital Skills
Published May 22, 2020
Trevor and Brad chat over Teams with Simplon Foundation’s Frederic Bardeau about the need to bring more digital skills training to job seekers, especially in the era of COVID-19.