The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a massive toll. And no one has felt it as much as our dedicated health care workers and first responders. Now is the time to show our appreciation for these care givers on the front lines and behind the scenes who continue to provide quality care and serve Pierce County communities during this unprecedented time.
“The incredible job our front-line health care workers are doing during this prolonged pandemic is historic and inspiring,” said EDB President and CEO Bruce Kendall. “The toll this work can take mentally, physically and spiritually is enormous. Yet, they continue to do it – day after day – to save lives and help their fellow community members get well.”
Giving made easy
The new Health Care Heroes website, created by the EDB and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, makes it easy to help hospital and clinic workers in their greatest hour of need. MultiCare Health System, Virginia Mason Franciscan Heath and Community Health Care are participating.
- Purchase hero meals to be delivered to health care heroes’ workplaces. Your donation also supports Pierce County restaurants.
- Donate to employee wellness funds. Contributions will help workers with financial needs and support programs that provide mental health and emotional assistance.
- Give a Starbucks boost to a MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital health care worker. The hospital hopes to provide all employees a $5 Starbucks card.
Help hit our goal
“Our goal is to raise $100,000 by the end of October,” Kendall said. “Please consider how your family, your business, your organization and your community have been served by these heroes. Every dollar counts, so please do what you can.”
To spread the word, the Pierce County Council declared October 2021 Health Care Heroes Month. The cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Lakewood and Gig Harbor have done the same and others may follow suit.
Check out SouthSouthHeroes.org to learn more and donate.