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Niagara Community Foundation contributes $37,409 to Niagara Health COVID-19 Response

December 10, 2020

Niagara Community Foundation contributes $37,409 to Niagara Health COVID-19 response
 
December 10, 2020 – Niagara Health Foundation is pleased to be the recipient of a generous gift of $37,409 from the David S. Howes Fund at the Niagara Community Foundation. This funding will be utilized to purchase high-quality patient care equipment as it relates to Niagara Health’s COVID-19 response.
 
“We are grateful for the continued support we have received from Niagara Community Foundation,” says Andrea Scott, Interim President and CEO of Niagara Health Foundation. “The funds received from the David S. Howes Fund will equip our medical teams with the tools they need to continue delivering safe and high-quality care.”
 
The funding received from the David S. Howes Fund will purchase portable air scrubbing equipment for high risk areas in multiple hospital locations. The David S. Howes Grant Program provides grants to eligible organizations providing services in Niagara. Grants from this Fund support post-secondary, facilities, research, health-care services, education and humanitarian issues.
 
“The Niagara Community Foundation is determined to continue to support the many needs of our region – especially as we grapple with the impact of COVID-19,” states NCF Executive Director Bryan Rose. “To be able to provide a grant from the David S. Howes Fund to Niagara Health for the purchase of a portable air scrubbing machine to ensure the safety of their front-line staff and the patients in these high risk areas is a priority project the Foundation is proud to fund.” 
 
In 2020, Niagara Community Foundation has contributed a total of $337,409 to Niagara Health’s COVID-19 response. With their funding, Niagara Health has purchased additional critical care beds, patient beds, ventilators, personal protective equipment and IV pumps. These equipment items meet the comfort, safety and treatment needs of those diagnosed with COVID-19.
 
About Niagara Health Foundation
Niagara Health Foundation raises funds to support Niagara Health for the advancement of health care in Niagara. Supporting Niagara Health in its mission, Niagara Health Foundation raises funds for priority equipment needs, redevelopment projects and patient programs at Niagara Health’s five sites, located in Welland, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Port Colborne, and Fort Erie.
 
For more information, visit www.niagarahealthfoundation.com   
 
Media Contacts:
Niagara Community Foundation:
Bryan Rose – Executive Director (bryan.rose@niagaracommunityfoundation.org)
 
Niagara Health Foundation:
Chris Green – Director, Communications, Marketing & Community Engagement (chris.green@niagarahealth.on.ca)

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