Cone Health Launches COVID-19 Support Fund
Money will support patients and staff during the pandemic.
Greensboro – Cone Health invites community members to donate money to help patients and staff impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Donated funds will increase access to personal protective equipment for staff, provide technology so that patients can stay connected with loved ones and provide meals to patients sheltering in place. Money will also be used to meet future needs such as housing staff who may have been infected by coronavirus or who wish to self-isolate to protect their families. As the situation evolves, so do the needs.
The Cone Health COVID-19 Support Fund is a joint effort of Cone Health’s three community-based fundraising offices - the Cone Health Office of Institutional Advancement, Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation and Annie Penn Hospital Foundation.
“We are overwhelmed with gratitude by the donations of goods and services from the community. As we look to the future, we realize that there will be additional needs for patients and staff - some that are easily identified and others that we cannot predict,” says Michelle Schneider, chief philanthropy officer, Cone Health. “Money raised through the COVID-19 Support Fund will help us meet those needs for our patients, our staff, and our community no matter what they may be.”
Community members wanting to donate to the Cone Health COVID-19 Support Fund can do so at conehealth.com/covid-donation to make financial contributions, create a fundraiser or to learn more about requirements for donated items. Donations of goods and services are still being accepted. More information regarding these types of donations can be found at the “Other Ways to Help” link within the support fund site.
Cone Health reminds people of the importance of social distancing and of frequent handwashing. Cone Health strongly urges people to continue obeying government orders to stay at home to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections.