Apr 09, 2020
NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the country with 11 hospitals at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic, has raised more than $8.2M since it began to accept donations last month. The fundraising campaign will direct funds to purchase comfort items like meals, groceries, taxi rides and hotel rooms to support the heroic health care workers on the front line of care to New Yorkers with COVID-19.
“On behalf of our amazing, brave workforce, we would like to thank the many individuals and organizations that have donated generously in cash and valuable goods to provide comfort to our courageous employees who are working day and night to save lives,” said Dr. Eric Wei, NYC Health + Hospitals Chief Quality Officer and Emergency Medicine Specialist who is leading the fundraising operation for the health system. “We are equally grateful to the more than 5,000 supporters who have donated to our Network for Good page – many of those are $5 and $10 contributions – every dollar matters to us, and we know those often come with a lot of heart and sacrifice.”
NYC Health + Hospitals has received major gifts from the following generous donors:
|Laurie M. Tisch||$500,000|
|Ryan Reynolds /Blake Lively||$100,000|
|David Geffen Foundation||$50,000|
|Paul & Donna Ullman||Undisclosed|
|Tim C Xin||$10,000|
|AdaCore Technologies, Inc.||$10,000|
In response to many offers of support, the public health care system last month created an official way to donate to support the purchase of items that provide personal comfort to employees on the front lines of patient care. Donations can be made through the NYC Health + Hospitals Network for Good fundraising page. Donations for equipment and supplies should be directed to Help Now NYC.