MetroHealth's Helping Hand Fund Receives Generous Donations From Discount Drug Mart and Community
Since launching the Helping Hand Fund last Friday, MetroHealth has raised more than $13,000 to assist individuals under quarantine for COVID-19, or coronavirus.In addition,
Discount Drug Mart has given MetroHealth significant access to over-the-counter medications, goods and supplies for those who are now homebound. Earlier this year, MetroHealth and Discount Drug Mart expanded their partnership to offer unprecedented access to health care services from clinics inside more Discount Drug Mart stores in Ohio.
The MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ is coordinating efforts to provide food, supplies, and non-prescription medication and other assistance to people who have been directed to stay at home by their clinical provider. These efforts will continue, in collaboration with local service organizations, as available resources allow.
MetroHealth’s COVID-19 hotline – 440-59-COVID (440-592-6843) – can assist with requests for help.
Since many people in the community have expressed interest in volunteering to help individuals in need, the MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ is exploring ways they can do so without putting anyone’s health at risk. Those interested in volunteer opportunities are asked to check MetroHealth’s COVID-19 resource page later this week.
For additional information and on-line resources, including how to donate to the Helping Hand Fund, click here.
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.