We need you to help the helpers!
For over 25 years, The Heart Touch Project has trained volunteers, medical staff, and massage therapists to offer compassionate, supportive touch to patients; people suffering from life-limiting illness and end of life issues who desperately need human contact.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our reality. Forced physical separation has resulted in vast numbers of people suffering the negative effects of anxiety, compassion fatigue, and often depression.
Many of these people are the very ones shouldering the biggest burden right now -- frontline healthcare workers tending to the sick and dying!
Heart Touch massage therapists are back to work—on the very people who are working so hard with the sick right now. EMTs, nurses, doctors, CNAs, and custodial staff are putting their lives on the line to care for others, and Heart Touch massage therapists are caring for them.
But as a small non-profit, we need your financial help to keep this program going.
Your donation to Heart Touch today will provide funding for:
- development of online massage training, targeted to the specific needs of healthcare workers during this pandemic, that will train massage therapists to provide caring, compassionate touch to those on the frontlines;
- recruitment and education of massage therapists who will be the first to break the barrier of societies' new views on "safe" touch.
PLEASE GIVE TODAY TO THE HEART TOUCH EMERGENCY RESPONSE!
Any amount is greatly appreciated. Here’s where your money will go:
$ 50- covers PPE and supplies for one massage therapist to provide massage services to 5 frontline health workers
$ 100 – supports massage therapists to offer two frontline health workers an hour-long massage.
$ 250 - provides a matching scholarship (through the Fred and June MacMurray Foundation) that will educate and train massage therapists to provide mindful, therapeutic massage to frontline health workers.
$ 500 - provides a full scholarship for a therapist to receive specialized training to work with frontline health workers in a COVID-19 environment. This COVID-19 specialty therapist will provide massage services to 3-4 frontline health workers every weekday for 16 weeks.