What's the problem?
Healthcare workers in our community are fighting a pandemic that threatens not only the safety of others, but their own as well. With a dangerously low supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), an unusually contagious virus, and extra-long hours, healthcare workers are currently pushed to their limits personally and professionally. Many have separated themselves from their families out of precaution, which denies them essential emotional support during this difficult time. Healthcare workers are working tirelessly to assist others at the expense of their own safety and comfort. This is the right time to offer them support in any way possible.
What's our solution?
We want to show our healthcare workers that their community not only cares about them but also appreciates ALL of their efforts. There is no higher stakes moment in our country’s health care system, and we must show these saviors that we are supporting them through their most difficult moments. Our plan is to curate a video (which will include members of our community, celebrities, athletes and political figures) where people will express a short 5-10 second message expressing their gratitude for our local healthcare workers. This video will then link to a GoFundMe account, where 100% of donations will go directly to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
We want to make sure they are celebrated, supported, and appreciated, and we have the young people who have the energy and will to offer support.