If you want to know what kindness and caring looks like, simply look up – at the iconic landmark at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.
As sponsor of the Great Park Balloon, FivePoint’s joint venture has adorned the community landmark with a new Irvine Cares banner. It is the latest and largest visual representation of a campaign initiated in January 2021 by Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan that invites the public to do their part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. The citywide campaign invites the community to pledge to be kind and respectful to one another by wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and frequently washing their hands.
FivePoint has been an active participant across the state in and within the community providing face masks and raising awareness on the importance of wearing masks to protect against COVID-19.
As part of its public-private partnership with the City of Irvine, FivePoint donated one million face masks to the city in 2020 for distribution to residents. In the initial days of the state lockdown in March 2020, FivePoint was among the first companies to pivot and acquire more than 100,000 face masks, which it gave to healthcare workers, law enforcement personnel and others.
Irvine Cares is not the first time the Great Park Balloon has been utilized as a platform to promote the health and safety of Irvine residents. In August 2020, FivePoint and the City of Irvine wrapped the balloon with a face-mask-wearing emoji.
Community members can learn more and take the pledge online at cityofirvine.org/irvinecares. To spread the word through social media, the community is encouraged to use the #IrvineCares hashtag.