So much love continues to pour in from our community supporting our Health Care Heroes! We received nearly 7,000 donated meals and 3,500 snacks for front-line healthcare workers during the pandemic, and thousands of donated items of personal protective equipment and face masks.
Examples from our caring community include:
The Hmong Institute made egg rolls in their own catering kitchen with sincere thanks for Meriter's past support of the Hmoob Kaj Siab program, a culturally and linguistically responsive care center that provide services to Hmong, Lao, and Cambodian elders and for health care workers tireless work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The owners of Migrants restaurant sent meals because they have a daughter working in healthcare in Florida and hoped someone would do the same for their child.
The Wisconsin Tibetan Association included a note: "The Wisconsin Tibetan Association would like to thank you for your selfless dedication by risking your lives in take care of the sick and by keeping the hospital running."
The Great Dane Restaurant stated: "This Great Dane gift card is a token of the Madison area community's appreciation of the selfless work being done daily by our front line health care workers.
LongHorn Steakhouse sent meals because the general manager has a cousin who works at Meriter.
Organizations and Individuals Donate Protective Gear:
In addition, several organizations shared their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hundreds of hand-sewn face masks were dropped off at Meriter to help keep our staff safe. Thank you to the many organizations and individuals who generously donated items.