Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity
Salem, OR – April 28, 2020. Salem Fire Foundation is responding to help meet the needs of people during the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting Alluvium Mobile Health Team. Alluvium is comprised of a group of doctors and nurse practitioners who will make medical visits to residents sheltering at home or experiencing homelessness.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec. 1, 2020, #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.
At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.
According to the City of Salem, upon referral from emergency medical services, the team will reach out to and connect with patients where they live who have possible COVID-19 symptoms like fever, cough or shortness of breath, but who do not require emergency room care. This minimizes the burden on current healthcare services.
Alluvium President, Dani Dupuis added, “Salem also has a large population of people experiencing homelessness. It is good news that our Alluvium clinicians can provide follow-up care for houseless patients who are recently discharged from the hospital due to COVID-19 illness.”
Salem Fire Foundation President, Monica Pacheco encourages the community to donate to SFF’s campaign for Alluvium, “We exist to support the Salem Firefighters. This partnership is clear evidence of how our first responders take care of our community in many ways.”
People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. The global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing.
“As a global community, we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to support one another. We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organizations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities,” said Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday. “#GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for us to stand united and use grassroots generosity to show that we are all in this together, beginning to end. Even as many face financial uncertainties, generosity is not about size. From calling an elderly neighbor to chat to offering translation help; from showing gratitude to our healthcare workers to donating to your local food bank, every act of kindness is a beacon of hope in this crisis. We all have something to give, and every act of human consideration and kindness matters.”
Those interested in joining the Salem Fire Foundation’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit here.
About Salem Fire Foundation: About the Salem Fire Foundation: The Salem Fire Foundation (SFF) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to assisting the Salem Fire Department to achieve its core mission of saving lives through the funding of the following programs: Community Outreach and Engagement in CPR and AED Training, Employee Recognition and Development, Fire Prevention and Risk Awareness, Service Enhancements, Assistance for Injured Firefighters and their Families, and Special Projects. Salem Fire Foundation, P.O. Box 2920, Salem, OR 97308-2920, 503-371-7457, salemfirefoundation.org.
About GivingTuesday: GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. #GivingTuesdayNow is organized by GivingTuesday, in partnership with its global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals. GivingTuesday is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
Contact Persons: Monica Pacheco, Salem Fire Foundation President, DOUGLAS, CONROYD, GIBB & PACHECO, P.C. [email protected] 503-364-7000
Dani Dupuis, President, Alluvium Mobile Health Team, [email protected] 971-227-1073