Generosity at GBMC
The most critical needs of our employees are childcare, transportation and the equipment to protect themselves and their patients.With public school and day care closures, childcare is an additional expense that many of our employees cannot afford. In addition to childcare costs, many of the modes of public transportation are operating on very limited schedules - some have been shut down completely.
To help with the many needs of our employees during these trying times, GBMC created the Healthcare Workers Fund on March 20. In just 20 days, the community has stepped up to raise more than $75,000 to these efforts.
An already dedicated and philanthropic donor community coupled with many first-time givers have combined to make more than 225 gifts to assist our committed, hard-working employees.
In addition to monetary donations, GBMC has received an outpouring of donations from local businesses, ranging from donations of Personal Protective Equipment and other supplies, to meals for a unit.
As of April 8, we received 130 offers from the community to donate supplies or food for staff members.
Just to name a few, James Franzoni from SC&H Group donated a week’s worth of meals for day and night shift workers in the SICU, MICU, Unit 38 and for respiratory therapists.
The Josie King Foundation also made a generous donation of 300 meals for frontline staff.
Mitchell Goetze, Gilchrist and GBMC HealthCare Board member, and owner of Goetze’s Candy Company procured sodium saccharine from one of his distributors. This compound is used to seal the N95 masks and ensure they are providing ultimate protection for our clinicians.
Goetze’s Candy Company
Josie King Foundation
Lemon & Lime Events
Virginia Ann McNell
Pure Raw Juice
David Smith Family Foundation
As we continue to receive donations and in-kind contributions by the hour, this list is in no way exhaustive of our supporters. Thank you to everyone who has supported GBMC.