Support Our Front Line Health Care Heroes

Southeast Michigan has been hit very hard during this COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.  As a result, many of our health care workers are sick, and others are working very long hours with few breaks for meals and snacks.  In addition, most food service options for medical staff are closed or have very limited options in the cafeteria. The aim of this fundraiser is to provide healthy, nutrient dense prepackaged snacks, catered onsite meals, and take home meals for healthcare workers at Michigan Medicine.  

You may also donate prepackaged snack items.  Information for donating  snack items below.  Other ways to participate in showing our support for our Health Care Heroes below.  Information for donating to other Southeast Michigan staff also below.

Funds will be managed by Executive Committee Members of  Washtenaw Optimal Wellness, a Michigan Domestic Nonprofit Corporation (ID# 802397936) https://washtenawoptimalwellness.org/

Current Medical Worker Stats 04/08/20: Michigan Medicine reports 110 health care workers and over 600 additional staff are COVID-19 positive.  Trinity Health / St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Systems reports that over 200 staff members are COVID-19 positive.  Beaumont Health has about 1,500 staff members staying home because they have symptoms consistent with COVID-19.  Henry Ford Health System said about over 700 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

For recent press info on medical staff effected, please see the following articles:

https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2020/04/110-michigan-medicine-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19-officials-say.html

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/us/michigan-coronavirus/index.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/04/07/michigan-medicine-employees-coronavirus/2961580001/ 

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To Donate to St. Joe's staff please use this Go Fund Me Account: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-our-medicalcritical-care-workers 

SNACK DONATIONS AND THANK YOU NOTES:

Please do not bring snack items to our health care facilities.  In an effort to limit additional spread or COVID-19, prepackaged healthy snacks like Lara Bars, Kind Bars, etc. and thank you notes can be dropped off on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4-6 PM and Saturday Morning from 9-11 AM at:
Final Round Training Center
3770 Plaza Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

The snack items will be allowed to sit for 3 days (the length of time estimated that Coronavirus survives on packaging) before being distributed to health care workers.

OTHER WAYS TO SHOW APPRECIATION:

Let others know about donating to this Go Fund Me campaign.  Make a thank you banner or flag in blue with a red heart and a white cross and hang it on your mailbox or porch.  Post a thank you banner on your social media - images and banners are available here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WashtenawOptimalWellness/photos/?tab=album&album_id=195572888560941 .

LARGE DONATIONS:

If you are a foundation or large donor and need to donate to a 501c3 for tax purposes, please contact the organizer Jeff Tritten ctiexec@gmail.com 734-545-2267

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Organizer

Jeff Tritten 
Organizer
Saline, MI
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