Every week brings new stories and messages—stories of hope, messages of encouragement, words of thanks and appreciation to our healthcare heroes and to Doylestown Health for everything we are doing in the face of this healthcare crisis. It is, to say the least, a humbling experience, but it is also one that brings great pride to our health system and our community. Every day we see new examples of people going above and beyond, and showing that they are truly “Doylestown Proud.”
The last five weeks have demonstrated remarkable generosity from our community. As of April 24, $89,936 has already been donated in response to the Carol and Louis Della Penna $100K Matching Challenge. Beyond this, an additional $355,818 has been donated in support of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Altogether, nearly $550,000 in unrestricted support for our health system has been collectively contributed over the past six weeks alone. Many gifts are from new donors giving for the first time, and many more from those who have been supportive for decades, answering the call time and again, and when needed most. These donations give the hospital flexibility to provide additional services and aid for our healthcare heroes and offset unplanned expenses in the wake of this crisis.
The many messages and notes we receive accompanying gifts—whether gifts of funds, supplies, or the many meals provided to our Associates—are invaluable in terms of the encouragement and support they provide. Some are shared below and more one our One Community webpage. We welcome messages, photos, and videos to be sent to OneCommunity@DH.org.
These, and so many other notes of appreciation, love, and positivity are the reminders we need that good things are happening in the world and here in our community. Every gift, whether it’s $5 or $5,000, one mask or fifty, sandwiches or Girl Scout cookies, comes from the same place of support and solidarity; every gift makes an impact!
We extend our sincere thanks to all of those in the community who recognize the good work being done across our health system. Generosity truly does aid in the healing process. It is more meaningful now than ever.