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
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, email@example.com.
MARATHON PETROLEUM DONATION
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WE WANT YOU SAFE: IMPORTANT LINKS TO STAY IN TOUCH OF THE LATEST NEWS AND SAFEGUARDS
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
City of El Paso, Texas
Reminder from Our Mayor’s Office:
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.
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!
MEET OUR TEAM!
Estela Casas, Executive Director,
915-521-7229, ext. 80521, 915-487-7987
Anna Aleman, Program Director, Development and Major Gifts,
915-667-8932, 915-521-7229, ext.80527,
Alexa Velazquez, CMN Program Director,
915-521-7229, ext. 80526, 915-218-7204,
Veronica Lucero-Drennan, CMN Assistant Program Manager,
915-521-7229, ext. 80529,
Margarita Enriquez, Borderless Giving Program Manager,
915-521-7229, ext. 80535, 915-873-0623
Miriam Gallinar, Program and Event Administrator,
915-521-7229, ext. 80524
Taylor Moreno, Program Director, El Paso Children's Hospital,
915-521-7229, ext. 80523, 915-479-9623,
Carolyn Williams, Volunteer Corps Program Manager,
915-521-7229, ext. 80528, 915-443-9365,