ABOVE: AdventHealth Waterman Hospital in Tavares. (Photo by Mount Dora Buzz)
Ranging from care packages, support caravans and meals, the outpouring of support from businesses, community groups and individuals to local health care workers has been overwhelming. As a result, AdventHealth established a central hub for people who want to support health care heroes on the front lines and those impacted by COVID-19. Presently, the greatest opportunities for community support are:
Food for care teams
Care packages for caregivers who have been impacted by COVID-19
Lodging (hotel, vacation rentals, etc.) for on-call staff
Blankets to give to patients.
Financial donations to support AdventHealth’s nationwide response and relief efforts. One hundred percent of tax-deductible gifts will be used to help with emergency relief efforts. This fund will extend nationwide to help front-line teams who have been impacted by COVID-19 as they care for communities like yours.
AdventHealth is also launching a site for the community to leave a note of thanks or encouragement for the physicians, nurses and other clinicians on the frontlines of the pandemic. To leave a note, just visit www.AdventHealth.com/SpreadThanks. Additionally, the community is asked to add the hashtag #spreadthanks to notes posted to social media, so healthcare workers can see the encouragement.
“We are humbled and blessed by the outpouring of support from our community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said David Collis, president of the AdventHealth Central Florida Foundation.
Anyone that would like to donate specifically to AdventHealth’s efforts in Central Florida can email FoundationInfo@AdventHealth.com. For more news and events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, this month, click here. Discover the area's online entertainment calendar here. Also download the area's free mobile app.