The Greene County General Hospital Foundation, GCGH’s 501c3 not-for-profit organization, would like to thank the community and local businesses for donating to help GCGH combat COVID-19. Between March 2020 and April 2020, the Foundation, with help from their board of directors, raised over $30,000 to purchase Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and tablets for patients in isolation. Since the hospital restricted visitors at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the staff, patients and community; the tablets, equipped with video conferencing capabilities, have helped patients connect with their family members. The Foundation raised $8,208.46 from local businesses and individuals to purchase the tablets. Because the Foundation raised more than the cost of the tablets, they were able to offer tablets to local and regional skilled nursing facilities. The Foundation also received other monetary donations from individuals totaling $2,239.60 and grants from the Greene County Foundation for $10,500, from the United Way of Monroe County’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for $10,500, and from the Bloomington Board of Realtors for $500 to purchase PPE.
Foundation Director, Stacy Burris, would like to thank the community for the outpouring of support and donations, “we had many community members reach out, wanting to help during these difficult times. When the opportunity to raise money for PPE and the tablets came up, I knew our community would be there for us, and they absolutely were. We would not be able to respond as strongly as we have without this community. We are so grateful.”
The GCGH Foundation also received PPE donations from the community such as handmade masks, face shields, gowns and head covers. Community members and businesses have also sent donations of snacks, drinks and personal care items. GCGH CEO, Brenda Reetz, extends her gratitude to the community, “responding to COVID-19 has been very difficult. Our community, however, has been the light at the end of this tunnel. We are thankful for their support, encouragement and genuine care for our staff and patients. Their support has made us stronger.”
About GCGH Foundation: The Greene County General Hospital Foundation, located at 409 A Street NE in Linton, Indiana, is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving our communities by delivering important resources for the patients and providers of Greene County General Hospital. For more information or to donate to the Foundation, visit their website: greenecountyhospital.com/foundation or call 812-699-4438.