100% of donations collected will be used towards the below services supporting doctors, nurses, and other health care workers on the front lines of COVID-19:
-Counseling services for mental health professionals suffering through the anxiety & fear.
-Personal Protective Equipment to ensure our doctors and nurses are kept safe on the front lines.
-Meals for hospital staff that are working without breaks to eat.
-Prepackaged groceries for those with no time to grocery shop between extended shifts.
-Hotel rooms for staff that are directly caring for COVID-19 patients and don’t want to go home and risk exposure to their families.
-Laundry service, as there is no time to clean work clothes and scrubs.
-Scrubs, to ensure staff do not need to wear soiled clothes from the hospital home.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on those who are most needed to combat it: the doctors, nurses and other workers at hospitals, field missions, and clinics.
This pandemic numbers in the United States as of Tuesday, April 14th:
Total cases: 554,849
Total deaths: 21,942
Thousands of doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel are risking their lives while working around the clock trying to treat the never ending stream of infected patients and there is currently no end in sight. They face grueling conditions, impossibly long work hours, and the constant haunting fear of contracting the virus themselves.
Many of our medical personnel are working marathon shifts of 16-24 hours long and foregoing any rest and sleep for the greater good. Tired, hungry, and anxious about the constant exposure to the virus while also being scared to death that they might bring the virus home and expose their families. In fact, to protect their families, many of the health care workers are self quarantining after work and even stuck paying for a hotel room out of their own pocket.
So, not only are they on the front line of this terrifying situation, exhausted, watching people suffer and die every day, but they also can’t even be with loved ones at the end of the day for some much needed love and support.
One doctor has said she hasn't seen her husband or family in weeks and is paying for a hotel room to try and protect them. The same doctor also said with the massive amount of anxiety and workload, one of the hardest parts is having to deal with everything alone and not having any type of family support daily.
A nurse shared with us, "My coworkers and myself are scared to death. We are exposed all day, every day and it seems like it's just a matter of time. The psychological toll is even greater than the physical one and we need help!"