The Madison Regional Health Foundation will collect donations for the Madison Regional Health System’s COVID-19 Response Fund on Tuesday, May 5th as part of a global day of giving and unity. May 5th is the day of #GivingTuesdayNow, which is a global campaign designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world on one designated day.
The Madison Regional Health Foundation set up the COVID-19 Response Fund in March when donors started sending in monetary donations to help the facility purchase personal protective equipment for staff as they prepared to respond to the coronavirus. Jim Edwards, the Foundation Board of Directors president, said that there are many new and unanticipated needs at this time, and that the funds raised will help Madison Regional Health System buy the supplies they need to meet the changing needs.
The Foundation is accepting donations at any time for Tuesday’s #GivingTuesdayNow event.
Foundation Director Beth Knuths said that Madison Regional Health is grateful for all of the face masks, shields, N95 masks and PPE that area residents and businesses have provided for staff. There is still a need for isolation gowns, surgical masks, and face masks for staff and patients, along with certain supplies that are hard to get because they are in such high demand.
Anyone interested in joining Madison Regional Health Foundation’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can go to their website to donate. Donations can also be mailed to the Madison Regional Health System COVID-19 Response Fund:
Madison Regional Health System COVID-19 Response Fund
323 SW 10th Street
Madison, SD 57042