Monday, March 8, 2021

Over $220,000 raised for CKHA COVID-19 Relief Fund

The CEO of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation is “overwhelmed” by the ongoing support for the hospital’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

“Over the last few weeks we have been overwhelmed by the continuous outpouring of generosity we have received from you, Chatham-Kent,” Mary Lou Crowley, president and CEO for the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation, said in a newsletter.

“Your donations, both financial and in-kind are truly making a difference for our hospital, and are providing much needed support for our healthcare heroes fighting this battle. I am amazed by how our community has come together during these uncertain times.”

Crowley said they are especially grateful to have support from local foundations and community groups who have committed a total of $97,800 towards the COVID-19 Healthcare Relief Fund.

“I’d like to recognize the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation and South Kent Wind Community Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Chatham Kent Community Foundation, Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors┬«, the Howard J. Rees Foundation, Howard Mutual Foundation, and the William & Mary Dorssers Family Foundation,” she said.

“Thanks to these gifts and hundreds more, we have now raised over $220,000 for our front line workers. Although this fight is not over, through your generosity we are better prepared now than ever before. I am so profoundly grateful.”

Crowley said she is also pleased to share that Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation has teamed up with other hospital foundations to participate in the Frontline Fund – a national collaboration supporting hospitals and front line workers across Canada.

“Each participating hospital had to meet specific criteria in order to be included in this initiative, and it makes me extremely proud that while many other larger hospitals in bigger city centres did not quality, our community hospital is standing along-side the top hospitals in the country,” Crowley said.

“With the help of this initiative, we can continue to meet the highest priority needs of our local hospital as we navigate this pandemic.”

For more details on the CKHA Foundation, visit them online, here: ckhaf.ca

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