HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Huntsville Hospital Foundation launched the Healthcare Heroes Fund to support healthcare professionals working on the front lines during the pandemic.
The money will go towards meals, morale boosters, and emergency assistance. As of September 16, the foundation has already raised over $15,000.
"Every single dollar that's donated is just reaffirmation for those folks on the front line who are so tired," Huntsville Hospital Foundation Foundation President Sarah Savage-Jones said. "It just reminds them that we do care and we see them and we hear them."
The tax free donations will not only help nurses and doctors, but environmental services and respiratory therapists as well.
The foundation says that after last year, donations from the community tapered off despite COVID-19 numbers increasing. They still want to honor the hard work that frontline workers are putting in.
"In their jobs they have risks that the rest of us don't have," Savage-Jones explained. "Yes, they're used to dealing with infectious disease but this is historic and it's very different from anything that we've ever experienced."
If you're unable to donate a monetary gift, the foundation encourages you to help in other ways. Gift cards, and other morale boosters are being accepted as well. These can be given in groups of 30 to 100. For more information, click here.