The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation has granted $150,000 to support frontline hospital workers through the Scarborough Health Network’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
The grant is one of the leading gifts to SHN’s COVID-19 relief efforts. Created to support urgent needs across all three SHN hospitals, the COVID-19 Emergency Fund supports equipment purchases such as ventilators, ICU beds, vital signs and ECG monitors, as well as personal protective equipment (PPE), health and wellness supports for frontline workers, and other critical needs.
To date, more than $2.2 million has been raised from 3,500 community donors.
“We are incredibly grateful to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation for their generous support,” shared Alicia Vandermeer, President & CEO, SHN Foundation. “This contribution will not only have a tangible impact at our hospitals by helping to secure the tools needed to treat our community, but it also inspires our frontline staff to keep up the fight against COVID-19.”
The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is committed to building brighter futures by enhancing public health initiatives through charitable health and technology programs. Every year, the Friendly Future Foundation contributes $8 million to local charities and supports over 500 charitable grants across Canada.
To learn more about the many ways there are to support frontline staff at Scarborough hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.SHNFoundation.ca.