No one knows what the future holds, but the partners of the Lafayette General Foundation are hoping to help healthcare workers with food, their families and other assistance while everyone navigates a world with Coronavirus.

LGF has started up a fund called the COVID-19 Employee Assistance Fund.

Healthcare workers are on the frontlines of emergencies in our community even when they may have emergencies of their own..

It's a very trying time for many people, and if you have the ability to help, you could be helping get food to healthcare workers, their spouses and children, and possibly help with other emergencies that pop up.

Lafayette General Foundation Executive Director Nancy Broadhurst says,

Many concerned and grateful patients, business owners and community members have reached out to us to offer support to our large workforce of caregivers, and have asked how they can support our employees as they take care of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This new fund is an extension of an already existing program for employees called the Employee Assistance Fund in which doctors and employees donate to help out their colleagues when they are faced with tough financial times.

Broadhurt adds,

We are asking all who are able to please consider contributing to the COVID-19 Employee Assistance Fund to support our brave and dedicated healthcare heroes who are comforting and caring for our loved ones and fulfilling the mission of Lafayette General Health To Restore, Maintain and Improve Health. Event with the recently passed U.S. stimulus package, the immediate needs of some of our frontline healthcare workers are a concern. That's where donations from individuals, foundations and businesses can fill critical gaps and make a tremendous difference in the lives of our caregivers and support staff.

 

If you can and would like to donate you can go to https://www.lafayettegeneral.com/lafayette-general-foundation/ways-give.

Look for the default setting of "Lafayette General Foundation". If you need more information, you can call 337-571-0080.