Healthcare professionals, first responders and all others taking care of the sick and dying are getting the attention and support they deserve. Direct Support Professionals are also on the frontline, caring for individuals who most likely cannot grasp social distancing and handwashing, not to mention why their daily routines are disrupted.
Currently, 650 DDI staff members leave the safety of their homes to ensure the 24-hour safety and care of more than 250 individuals residing in our facilities — and today, we are asking those who have supported Timmy's Team to help us care for those caregivers. To ensure that DDI's vital team members have all the provisions they need to support the individuals in their care and keep themselves healthy and safe during this current crisis, we ask you to participate in Operation Superheroes, a campaign to secure critical supplies and funding for:
Procuring much-needed supplies, such as: face masks; plastic face shields; isolation gowns; liquid hand soap; toilet paper; thermometers and thermometer covers.
Providing nutritious hot meals, snacks and gas stipends to those working the frontline to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication.
Our friends, family, classmates and colleagues have always been enourmously generous. For those who are suffering through the loss of someone to COVID-19, a serious illness or perhaps the loss of a job or income, you are in my family's prayers.
For those able to support Timmy's Team, thank you for your continued generosity.
I wish you and your loved ones continued good health until we can all gather again.