COVID-19 Office of Development Letter – June 15, 2020

“I was taught early on that the value of one’s life is the value it provides to others. Through acts of care and–especially during this pandemic–courage, the employees and volunteers of Greenwich Hospital exemplify this lesson. Thank you all at Greenwich Hospital for your commitment to the well-being of our community. May our show of support help in some way to lift and protect you.” Cynthia P.
Dear Friends,
Greenwich Hospital is tremendously grateful for the outpouring of kindness and generosity from our community. Together, our friends and neighbors have donated more than $3.1 million to our hospital in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and have provided more than 17,000 meals to our front-line employees over the course of the past two months.
Your support gives the hospital the flexibility and capacity to respond to urgent needs brought on by the crisis, while also bolstering the resiliency of our staff during their most challenging days.
Your generosity results in vital contributions to our Covid-related operations, equipment and supplies, and, during the height of the pandemic in our region, helped to fund lodging for hospital and visiting medical staff. Your gifts will enable the construction of a new, 30-bed state-of-the art Covid unit; purchase of specialized powered air-purifying protective suits; and will also fund special projects focused on the care and well-being of our front-line staff.
Donations of personal protective equipment such as N-95 respirators, face shields, and hand-sewn masks played a crucial role in our employee’s ability to safely care for patients.
Community acts of kindness included thousands of meals delivered these past 11 weeks. Essential groceries were made available to help our employees with the daunting task of shopping after long shifts. The numerous drive-by tributes will never be forgotten by our staff.
Some poignant moments came from our youngest citizens–children and teens–who delighted us with handmade cards, video messages, Girl Scout cookies and creative fundraising efforts of their own. Our staff felt the community’s embrace during holidays such as Easter, Passover and Mother’s Day with colorful flowers, thoughtful gifts, Passover matzah, Easter bread, special snacks and meals. 
Our community lifts us up. You give us hope for a brighter future. As we look toward better days, we ask that you continue to support our COVID-19 Funds for our beloved hospital.
With deep gratitude,
Noël Appel and the Office of Development Team