HealthCare Heroes have faced a frightening virus for over a year now. They’ve saved many lives and held their patients’ hands when family members couldn’t be there.
Although vaccines are arriving, HealthCare Heroes are still working 12-hour shifts to care for our community’s sickest patients. They end each day emotionally and physically exhausted.
Countless others work behind the scenes in laundry, environmental services, and many other departments at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) to provide excellent care for our community.
Still others are working long hours to help distribute the vaccine.
Small acts of kindness really do lift these heroes’ spirits and help them keep them going.
There are several ways community members, businesses and organizations can pay it forward for HealthCare Heroes through the TMH Foundation.
From now through March 16, the TMH Foundation is teaming up with RedEye Coffee to show HealthCare Heroes that they are still appreciated and not forgotten. Anyone can visit bit.ly/tmhheroes to purchase coffees, pastries, heart bombs and gift cards for heroes.
Here’s how it works:
1. Visit bit.ly/tmhheroes to choose your item to contribute for a TMH HealthCare Hero.
2. RedEye and the TMH Foundation will take care of all the logistics to ensure that your gift is delivered to TMH.
3. Here’s the best part: RedEye and TMH Foundation will both match a portion of all purchases to serve even more HealthCare Heroes!
4. Follow RedEye Coffee and TMH Foundation on Facebook and Instagram for photos of deliveries.
5. Share the Love! Post about your support for HealthCare Heroes and encourage others to contribute using #TMHHealthCareHeroes #ReLove #GiveLifeGiveLocal.
Contributions can also be made directly to the HealthCare Heroes Fund at the TMH Foundation by visiting TMH.ORG/Hero. Donations are used to provide comfort, care, relief and encouragement to frontline HealthCare Heroes and support staff.
Examples of what has been done so far include on-site meal delivery for staff during their shifts, gift cards for local restaurants and items, such as massage chairs, to make break rooms more comfortable.
Have an idea of how you’d like to encourage a HealthCare Hero? Contact Charlie Adams, development officer, at Charlie.Adams@TMH.ORG, or 850-431-5698.