We have all witnessed drastic changes to our lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘Stay at home’ orders and social distancing have become the new norm. We have also witnessed an outpouring of support and generosity throughout the world as we all try meet these unprecedented challenges.
At The B Fund, our program has taken pride in offering individuals the opportunity to participate in "hands-on" activities that support communities in need. Regretfully, social distancing has become our new norm and our partner hospitals are no longer accepting in-kind donations. Activity centers at the hospital which we once supported and stocked with our Be Bags have closed, leaving some patients confined to their rooms with one visitor at a time and others in complete isolation. Health Care Providers are working tirelessly to support patients while being separated from their families to prevent risk of exposure.
After working with local area hospitals to identify their greatest needs, I am pleased to announce the creation of the B-Fund COVID-19 Response Campaign. It is designed to provide resources for local area hospitals to help meet the urgent needs of their patients and staff. Our immediate efforts will focus on:
- Ensuring patients and families impacted by this pandemic get the care and support they need.
- Providing resources to support our health care providers on the frontline of caring for patients with COVID -19.
- Providing emergency quarantine housing to at-risk and/or homeless patients who currently don’t have a place to go. This would ensure proper healthcare, recuperation, and recovery.
The B Fund has created three ways to be involved
Whether you donate, become a fundraiser and/or create a card for those impacted by this pandemic, your support is needed now more than ever.