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Save Restaurants, Feed Nurses - Boulder

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"The most precious resource the U.S. healthcare system has in the struggle against COVID-19 isn't some miracle drug. It's the expertise of its healthcare workers--and they are exhausted." -Ed Yong, The Atlantic

I'm a telehealth nurse working safely at home, but I used to work in the ER at Boulder Community Health. And every day, I think about my battle-weary former colleagues who are still fighting COVID-19 head-on, and have been for nearly a year. They're at risk, in harm's way, overworked, burnt out, and feeling forgotten.  

At the beginning of the pandemic, people came out every night for healthcare workers. We honked horns, cheered, and applauded their heroism. We expressed thanks. We donated. But now says Nikki Whitney, an ER Nurse on the frontlines at University Hospital in Denver,

"We are not the heroes anymore. We no longer receive meals, donations, or thanks. If you can support us in any way, it would be the most kind gesture. Our nurses are so tired and run down, and those small acts of kindness did help us feel appreciated."

With your support, my goal is to resuscitate the generosity, recognition, and love that we once showered upon our frontline healthcare workers. It's been a long year, and they need a big show of support now more than ever. If you're wondering how we do this, it's actually pretty simple with people who work in a hospital. You just feed them. 

2020 has likely been a difficult year for you too, but if you donate to this fundraiser, Shine Living Marketplace, an independent Boulder restaurant, will use the money to prepare and deliver healthy meals to the ER staff at Boulder Community. Any amount is welcome and appreciated, and it all goes to the restaurant to fuel this effort. The more we raise, the more meals provided, and the more we also support our hard-hit local restaurant workers. This is a doubly wonderful donation you'll be making.

Funds will be collected through January for meal deliveries in January and February. So please, save restaurants and feed nurses. Let's take care of them, so they can continue taking care of us.


Jill Cohen
Boulder, CO

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