As COVID-19 spreads throughout the nation, this picture is what it looks like to be an Emergency Room doctor in New York. This is what our son is dealing with every day. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and everyone else on the front lines in the healthcare system. But what is also a problem, is trying to take care of the patients who are not sick enough to stay in the hospital, but expected to go home and self-quarantine for 14 days.
What happens when that person is the financial support for their family? They have a decision to make. Do I stay home with no income or do I go to work and feed my family? Going to work brings the risks spreading the virus to others and staying home guarantees that their family has no food. Neither is a good choice.
What can be done to make a difference? One of the hospitals in New York has begun a grocery gift card drive to make it easier for people who need to stay home. But what they missing are the gift cards. By purchasing an E-gift card to a local store that delivers (Target or Whole Foods) or on-line delivery through Amazon which will be sent home with someone who desperately needs it you can play a vital part in “flattening the curve”.
Please consider joining in and sending an E-gift card of any size to the Social Work Department at the NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn NY. The email address to send it to is below.
All of the cards will be distributed directly to the patients in need. None of the proceeds go to me.
Links for card purchases are shown below.
Whole Foods- https://bit.ly/3ajUTmC
Amazon – https://amzn.to/3amXUSS
Thanks for reading.
Stay safe and stay healthy!