During this COVID-19 crisis, the ELIH Foundation wishes you good health to you and your loved ones. Now is the time to reflect on your own well-being and to work together as a community to seek solutions and the eventual return to normalcy.
There are steps you can take to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading Coronavirus. We encourage you to visit the website www.cdc.gov to learn how to protect yourself and the steps to take if you believe you are ill.
Meanwhile in Greenport, the incredible staff of SBELIH (and we mean the ENTIRE staff) is working diligently to serve our patients and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others. And just as hard-working, let’s not forget the hundreds of volunteers in our East End fire and rescue departments and the paramedical services of Stony Brook Medical EMS first responders. They are inspiring examples of what collaborative efforts, patience, and compassion can accomplish.
Considering the current situation, the ELIH Foundation has established the COVID-19 ACTION FUND to raise capital for vital hospital equipment and hospital staff support. You and this community can take action to support our initiatives to combat Coronavirus.
We recognize and truly appreciate your past generosity to SBELIH. Your donations have made a positive impact on the lives and well-being of others in our community. During this difficult time, we need you more than ever. While the COVID-19 situation is temporary, our commitment to the hospital’s growth and development is unwavering. We continue to respond to the evolving needs of the community both in our Emergency Department and inpatient units by developing “surge” plans to increase capacity.
Where Will Your Donations Go?
While New York State and the federal government are developing plans to provide some funding to support hospitals, medical teams, businesses and the community during the Coronavirus Pandemic, it is not clear when or how much. Hospitals like SBELIH are on the front lines providing care and will need support to continue our mission. Your contribution to the COVID-19 ACTION FUND will remain local and will accelerate our ability to:
- Support our hard-working medical teams.
- Purchase vital medical equipment to combat the crisis.
- Support and assist in the comfort of our patients.
The SBELIH staff are modern day heroes, working tirelessly to provide the very best care. Your donation to the COVID-19 ACTION FUND will make an immediate, positive impact to our hospital, staff and patients.
We invite you to consider a generous contribution by clicking here. Then, please share this message with as many others as possible. Encourage them to contribute as well. Let us begin a more positive form of viral communication.
Please be assured that our fundraising events will continue. We will keep you apprised of changes or postponements in our schedule as appropriate.
Respectfully yours in good health,
Paul J. Connor III
Chief Administrative Officer
Paul J. Romanelli
Chairman, ELIH Foundation
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