Neighborly support during COVID-19

A JLLer steps up to help the San Francisco Fire Department.

April 08, 2020

When JLL Property Management employee John Wren started working at the Transamerica Pyramid Center in San Francisco as its director of security, he quickly built relationships with numerous public safety departments in the area. It helped that he was a former police officer and the San Francisco Fire Department Station No.13 is the Transamerica Center’s next-door neighbor.

As the COVID-19 crisis started unfolding in the U.S. in early March, health and public safety organizations all over the country were pulling out all the stops to source masks and other critical supplies. John immediately jumped into action. He recalled an unopened box containing around 350 N95 masks sitting in the emergency supply room. With approval and coordination with the Transamerica Center, John was able to promptly deliver the masks.

Deputy Chief Victor Wyrsch of the San Francisco Fire Department was extremely appreciative. “We’re so grateful to John and the Transamerica Pyramid Center for their donation,” he said. “This is a direct result of pre-established public-private partnerships.”

“Knowing the situations our first responders are dealing with every day, it means a great deal that I can still have an impact within the community,” said John.

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