January 5, 2021
First we fed them. Now, we need to maintain our care for them. The nurses, front line workers and hospital staff still need our help. While many employees at Sparrow Hospital continue to work in their fight against COVID-19, these caregivers are facing daily life without adequate income, food or shelter. Their spouses may have lost their jobs, child care costs are mounting and monthly bills still need attention.
The UUMC Mission Committee has changed the name and focus of the “Feed the Fight” account. The new fund will now be called “Care for the Caregiver.” All monies collected in this project will be donated to The Sparrow Foundation and used as financial assistance to the health care staff on a monthly need-by-need basis. A $200 check was sent in December and we are hopeful that we can send monthly checks in the future.
We have received a grant from the Endowment Fund and your donations will be matched up to $1000. We are asking you to make donations, designated for the “Caregiver” fund, through your mail-in offerings (UUMC, 1120 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823) or through Venmo (@UUMCDonation). Thank you for your support of our “Hometown Heroes.”
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