As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop in the community, a concern of the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation is to ensure front line workers are equipped with the resources they will need to fight the virus.
The Foundation is creating an Emergency Preparedness Fund.
One of the main concerns about COVID-19 is the pandemic will exceed the health care system’s capacity to adequately and safely treat patients.
“As a fundraiser, I’m immediately conscious of the fact that Soldiers’ is going to need some extra help at this critical time,” said Mark Riczu, Executive Director of the OSMH Foundation. “At the same time, the economic impact of the virus is making it even more challenging for our donors to lend a helping hand.”
Riczu said it is more important now than ever before that the hospital has the backing of the community.
“For those of you with the stability and resources to make a proactive difference, please consider giving generously–and soon,” encouraged Riczu. “Early and decisive interventions will save lives.”
To make a donation to support Soldiers’ COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Fund, please visit https://osmhfoundation.ca/donate/ or contact the Foundation office at 705-325-6464.