MetroHealth Establishes Helping Hand Fund To Assist Individuals Under COVID-19 Quarantine
In response to COVID-19, or coronavirus, and anticipating the needs of the community, The MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ has begun coordinating efforts to assist individuals under quarantine who need food and other supplies.
MetroHealth has established the Helping Hand Fund. Donations to the fund will support the purchase and delivery of food, supplies, medication and other assistance.
“People are calling in with specific needs,” said Susan Fuehrer, President, Institute for H.O.P.E.™ “A cash donation provides an efficient and effective method for meeting those needs, including timely delivery of supplies to someone’s doorstep and verification of the delivery.”
Delivery services of prescription medications will be handled through the MetroHealth Pharmacy and CVS. The Institute for H.O.P.E.™ will assist with coordinating the delivery of emergency food and supplies.
In addition to cash donations to the Helping Hand Fund or local social service organizations, people can offer to provide a meal, deliver food or help with other errands for friends or neighbors who are under quarantined or at elevated risk of contracting COVID-19, Fuehrer said.
For additional information, including how to donate to the Helping Hand Fund, visit http://www.metrohealth.org/covid19help.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.