Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) has received a $40,000 donation from The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts to support its efforts in fighting the coronavirus in Northeast Connecticut.
The contribution benefits the Day Kimball Healthcare COVID-19 Response Fund, established to provide critical supplies, equipment and resources in response to the pandemic.
“Never has there been a more crucial time for our community to come together in support of each other,” said Kristen Willis, director of development, Day Kimball Healthcare. “We are incredibly grateful for The Scripps Family Fund’s willingness to step up in this critical time of need as our front line healthcare workers care for COVID-19 patients from across our region. Their generosity will make a lasting impact and will be forever remembered and appreciated.”
The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts is a private family foundation based in Connecticut. The Fund has recently launched an emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis, supplementing its usual grant making focused on educational initiatives in underserved communities throughout Connecticut and New York City.
In addition to the grant to Day Kimball Healthcare, to date the Fund has made donations to other organizations including Access Agency, Inc., the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group, Americares Free Clinics, Building One Community, Children of Promise, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, New Canaan Community Foundation and 4-CT.
“We are deeply touched by this generous contribution from The Scripps Family Fund in recognition of the lifesaving care our healthcare heroes provide during this unprecedented time,” said Joseph Adiletta, interim president, Day Kimball Healthcare. “We truly appreciate their concern for and support of DKH. This donation will enable us to further support our front-line caregivers while they remain focused on supporting the needs of our community.”
The charitable donation is part of more than $90,000 that has been raised through the DKH COVID-19 Response Fund since its recent establishment in April. DKH has also received valuable donations of medical grade protective gear, homemade masks, and other critical medical supplies.
“Day Kimball Healthcare has a long-standing commitment to the health and well-being of our community,” said Adiletta. “Today, that promise is more important than ever and we are grateful to have wide-spread support throughout Northeast Connecticut and beyond as we face this pandemic together.”
For more information on how to donate to DKH’s COVID-19 Response Fund click here or call the Development Office at (860) 928-7141.