Thanks to the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation, 5,000 masks were delivered to various organizations to help protect frontline volunteers and the at-risk populations they serve.
Jeff Wardwell, Chief Philanthropy Officer of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System and Tiffany DiTullio, Executive Director of Blue Zones Project Monterey County identified non-profit organizations with immediate need for earloop style masks. The Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation leveraged its affiliation with the Hospital to secure favorable pricing on 5,000 earloop masks and distribute today to six non-profit organizations. Distribution was as follows:
· Dorothy’s Place (2000)
· Salvation Army (500)
· Meals on Wheels (500)
· Alliance on Aging (500)
· YMCA (200)
· ITN (100)
SVMH Foundation is encouraging its generous donors to give to the organization’s Greatest Needs Fund. Donations are being used to support efforts to keep dedicated volunteers and the people they serve safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The targeted give-away of 5,000 masks is the first of many direct impact projects the Foundation is spearheading to provide relief to those who need it most and improve public safety.