Hospital workers are real heroes in this time of pandemic. Their tireless efforts are providing comfort and treatment to many patients, and they are saving many lives.
HFFC wants to let our healthcare workers know that humanists care about them. We are expressing our appreciation in several ways. Our first appreciation gift was to two shifts of ICU workers at NORWALK HOSPITAL. For the morning HFFC sent bagels from Liz Sue Bagels; for the afternoon, we sent cheesecakes from Silver Star Diner. HFFC took $200 out of our modest treasury to pay for this. This donation helped both the hospital and two of our local businesses, which are also hurting.
With additional donations we can send tokens of our appreciation to the other large hospitals in FAIRFIELD COUNTY, including Stamford, Danbury, Greenwich and Bridgeport. And with enough donations we could even say "thank you" to Norwalk a second time.
We will ask each hospital what they would most appreciate — outside of the P.P.E., which we do not have. At this point, it may or may not be food. In some hospitals ICU staff are now fasting during their shift to avoid contaminating their masks, so they may appreciate either having food or drink at the end of their shift -- or maybe something else all together. We will ask.
To fund these expressions of appreciation, we are asking HFFC members and friends to donate — if you can. Please go to this HFFC donation page.