April 2020

Welcome to our first edition of our newsletter for University Medical Center and El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation. We are launching in trying times yet we feel we want to speak to you, our loyal supporters, donors, friends, associates, patients and volunteers. My name is Estela Casas, Executive Director of the Foundation. I look forward to meeting each of you, but for now, we will communicate here, through emails and social media during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it’s challenging us to engage in social distancing and avoid emotional distancing. The Foundation is dedicating this issue to a new funding vehicle that will help patients, healthcare workers and our community. You will read more about this below. We are also dedicating this issue to ways you can do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus and embrace a new normal. community.

Thank you for your support and friendship.

Estela Casas, Executive Director of UMC and El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundations

  

EPCH COVID-19

To donate, please click here>>>

 

STAY AT HOME CAMPAIGN  

 

 

FOUNDATION IMPLEMENTS INITIATIVE FOR PATIENTS, HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND FAMILIES IN NEED 

El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation has launched EPCH COVID-19 to help meet the growing needs of the hospital the Foundation serves. 

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, there is little room for funding new services or purchasing much equipment,” said Estela Casas, Executive Director of UMC and El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation. “If you’ve ever considered donating to help El Paso Children’s Hospital, now is the time. Never has your contribution been so desperately needed, and never before has the dollar you give had the potential to make such an enormous impact on all of us.”

EPCH COVID-19 is prepared to fight its biggest collective battle of a lifetime by providing help and support to the:

• Basic needs such as food, clothing, medical supplies, toiletries and transportation to patients and families requiring medical attention.

• Monetary help to challenged and vulnerable patients to cover healthcare costs such as medical assistance, co-pays and other needs related to COVID-19.

• Purchase of supplies, equipment or program needs at EPCH related to COVID-19.

• The caregivers’ needs from COVID-19.

To donate to COVID-19 Compassionate Care Fund, click here

To learn more, contact Estela Casas, 915-487-7987, estela.casas@umcelpaso.org.

 

MARATHON PETROLEUM DONATION

Business shows their support and christens our Fund. 

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WE WANT YOU SAFE: IMPORTANT LINKS TO STAY IN TOUCH OF THE LATEST NEWS AND SAFEGUARDS

Note: Please continue to check the home pages of our websites: umcfoundation.org and elpasochildrensfoundation.org for updates on the number of positive cases in El Paso.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

www.cdc.gov

 

City of El Paso, Texas

www.elpasotexas.gov/public-health

 

Reminder from Our Mayor’s Office:

www.elpasotexas.gov/mayor

Residents are again reminded that if they must run essential errands to do so by themselves and avoid taking seniors and children with them. As they make their way in the community, they should also maintain a distance of at least six feet from others. High-risk individuals such as those 65 and older and individuals with compromised immune systems should take additional precautions.

Covering your cough, avoid touching your face, practicing regular handwashing, and cleaning common areas with disinfectant continue to be stressed. Local public health officials also want the public to become familiar with COVID-19 signs and symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If these symptoms don’t improve they should contact their healthcare provider or seek medical attention.

The 21-COVID hotline is operational from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For referral, services contact 2-1-1 and select option six (6). For more information, visit www.epstrong.org

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES BY SENATOR JOHN CORNYN: HELPING TEXANS DURING CORONAVIRUS 

 Senator John Cornyn has been working to provide relief for Texas nonprofits struggling to serve their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act incentivizes charitable giving by increasing the amount Texans can deduct from their taxes for charitable contributions. 

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SUPER HERO COSTUME CONTEST

Super Heroes are wearing masks and scrubs during COVID-19! Dress up as your favorite HealthCare Hero and put a costume on your pet, too! 

Strike a pose! Click here >>>

 

MEET OUR TEAM!

 Estela Casas, Executive Director, 

915-521-7229, ext. 80521, 915-487-7987

Estela.Casas@umcelpaso.org

 

 Anna Aleman, Program Director, Development and Major Gifts,

915-667-8932, 915-521-7229, ext.80527, 

Anna.Aleman@umcelpaso.org

 

Alexa Velazquez, CMN Program Director,

915-521-7229, ext. 80526, 915-218-7204, 

Avelazquez@umcelpaso.org 

 

Veronica Lucero-Drennan, CMN Assistant Program Manager, 

915-521-7229, ext. 80529,

Veronica.Lucero-Drennan@uncelpaso.org

 

Margarita Enriquez, Borderless Giving Program Manager, 

915-521-7229, ext. 80535, 915-873-0623

Menriquez@umcelpaso.org

 

Miriam Gallinar, Program and Event Administrator,

915-521-7229, ext. 80524

Miriam.flores@umcelpaso.org

 

Taylor Moreno, Program Director, El Paso Children's Hospital,

915-521-7229, ext. 80523, 915-479-9623, 

Taylor.Moreno@elpasochildrens.org

 

Carolyn Williams, Volunteer Corps Program Manager, 

915-521-7229, ext. 80528, 915-443-9365,

Cwilliams@umcelpaso.org