The economic storm caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has plagued workers and businesses of all stripes. Yet, amid the current state of uncertainty, people all over the world are stepping up to help those in need by donating to charitable organizations, caring for elderly neighbors, and volunteering their time at local food banks.
In the DMV, the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 is being led by frontline health care workers, first responders, and those completing essential work across industries and in government. By serving the most vulnerable in our community and working to care for those suffering from the virus, our local hospital personnel continue to put their own lives at risk.
To show our support, Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is sponsoring two community efforts aimed at feeding our frontline workers: Feed the Fight and a local hospital meal sponsorship initiative benefiting George Washington University Hospital.
The hospital meal sponsorship initiative will feed hospital staff over the next three weeks. DC based organizations will pay for weekly food deliveries, providing approximately 50 to 75 meals for hospital staff from local restaurants.
Feed the Fight crowdsources donations to fund food deliveries from local restaurants to nearby health care workers and first responders. This effort began with an email out to friends to deliver meals and show support for local health care workers by organizer Elena Tomkins.
At a time when coming together is more important than ever, and despite the call for us all to be physically distant, we are grateful for the opportunity to support our local businesses and physicians who are working tirelessly through this unprecedented crisis. It is with this spirit that we ask you to join us in helping our community.
We hope our neighbors and friends will consider donating what they can to support our local frontline workers. If you’re interested in joining us and donating to these worthy causes, please email Katie McCracken at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the various ways to donate.