Help us honor senior residence caregivers

Unsung Heroes of COVID-19: Senior Residence Caregivers.
Campaign Closes July 15.


The Phoenix Holocaust Association is sponsoring an initiative to provide meaningful gratitude to caregivers working in assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities. Professional caregivers, including Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s), Home Health Aides (HHA’s), and Personal Care Aides (PCA’s), assist our elderly loved ones with bathing and bathroom functions, grooming, dressing, eating, mobility, and taking medications.

Caregivers provide intimate help to the people at greatest risk for contracting and dying of COVID-19. Their work is crucial and demanding. And they do it with immense patience, respect and good cheer. But because the national average hourly wage for their profession is $12, caregivers often must work multiple jobs at different facilities just to make ends meet. This increases their and their families’ exposure to the coronavirus. 

Doctors and nurses are the most visible faces of the frontline battling COVID-19 and there has been an outpouring of much deserved love and appreciation. It’s past time to thank the less celebrated workers on the frontlines who, at great personal risk, quietly and diligently care for those who are most vulnerable. These dedicated caregivers are nothing short of heroes.

Our goal is to provide a $60-$100 card to Albertsons-Safeway for every caregiver working at The Palazzo, Kivel Campus of Care, Belmont Village, and Friendship Village Tempe.  All are  senior residential facilities in the Greater Phoenix area. Albertsons-Safeway has committed to a generous donation to jump start this campaign! But we still need at least $7,500 to meet our goal for the caregivers working at these four senior facilities. We hope to exceed our fundraising goal and, if we do, we will give the highest value gift cards possible!

We want this initiative to provide meaningful help and shine a light on essential workers who are too often forgotten.

Please give as generously as you can and help the Phoenix Holocaust Association fulfill its mission of contributing to tikkun olam , repair of the world. Spread the word and share this campaign on social media and ask your employer if they will match your donation.

Together we can make a difference for those who are so deserving.

Thank you!

Learn more about specific hardships caregivers are facing during this pandemic:

 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-02/some-nursing-homes-get-virus-aid-but-don-t-pay-infected-workers?
cmpid=BBD060220_CORONAVIRUS&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=200602&utm_campaign=coronavirus

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/06/871404603/new-series-gives-life-to-health-care-workers-who-lost-their-lives-to-covid-10


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  • Sheryl Quen 
    • $18 
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  • Linda Radke 
    • $18 
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Organizer

Phoenix Holocaust Association 
Organizer
Scottsdale, AZ
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