Hospitalization rates for COVID-19 patients are rising daily. This week a local healthcare worker posted an image with the words: "We are still here, we are tired, we are frustrated, we are burnt out."
Let's reach out to our local bedside healthcare workers and show them we care. A physical and emotional job has become even more so, caring for patients in a pandemic. They are working long hours loaded with PPE in very busy and uncertain times and risking their own health. They are holding the hands of patients who are not recovering, giving positive Covid results to those they know are going to struggle and talking them through their anxiety. They are doing the best they can to provide the best care, it must be so emotionally draining....and that's just at work. Let's show them the residents of Gallating Valley have not forgotten what they are doing everyday to care for our community members on the frontlines of a pandemic.
Bozeman Health has set up a "compassion cart", which members from their Resiliency Team take around to employees. All the funds raised will go to the Bozeman Health Foundation to be used for this cart to show them the community is behind them. The cart contains snacks, coffee gift cards, sports drinks and other personal care items. Someone from their Spiritual Care team is with the cart to check in with employees to see how they’re holding up and if they need any support. Let's help make sure this cart is full everyday and let them know we care not just now, but as this pandemic goes forward. If excess donations are collected for the cart, funds can be used to feed these hero's a meal.
If you would like to assure your donation is tax deductible you can donate to the Bozeman Health Foundation site directly and note "Compassion Cart". See the link below:
You can also help by donating your used clothes: Carol, who runs the Bozeman Organization, Collecting Clothes 4 Charity is going to make the cart her December beneficiary. Money is being raised the entire month of December and put toward this campaign. She collects gently worn clothes in our community and resells them on Poshmark. Donating clothes is a Great way to contribute since CC4C will donate a portion of the clothing sold this month to the Compassion Cart Fund.
Her phone # is 406-599-5474 to arrange picking up clothing donations or you can find "Clothes 4 Charity" on facebook.
Carol has donated more than $8000 dollars to six different charities as a way to give back to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you to all of the frontline workers in this pandemic that are keeping us safe, educated, fed, warm, healthy and there when we need help!