Marshfield Clinic foundation asks for assistance on Giving Tuesday
By City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation is asking the public to consider donating to the Marshfield Clinic Health System’s COVID-19 Impact Fund for “Giving Tuesday.”
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving that takes place May 5.
“By donating to the MCHS COVID-19 Impact Fund, you’ll bring this global movement to our communities where COVID-19 relief is needed most,” the clinic said in a release.
“Marshfield Clinic Health System cares about our rural communities,” said Teri Wilczek, chief philanthropy officer, Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation. “Our caregivers, researchers and employees are fighting to protect you and the people you care about from the COVID-19 pandemic. But we cannot fight without your help.”
Marshfield Clinic Health System is directing all available resources to prepare for COVID-19, but the needs grow. The MCHS COVID-19 Impact Fund will support their most urgent needs: converting hospital and clinic areas into COVID-19 units to prepare for a surge of patients; training health care providers in triaging and treating COVID-19 patients; Increasing availability of COVID-19 testing for Marshfield Clinic Health System patients; protecting health care providers and patients by funding essential equipment to fight COVID-19 during the national shortage; and investing in telehealth services to continue providing essential care to patients from the safety of their homes.
“We’re doing all we can to fight COVID-19, but we have to do more,” the release said. “Our goal is to raise $300,000 for the MCHS COVID-19 Impact Fund by #GivingTuesdayNow. Your support will help jump start the millions of dollars needed to combat the pandemic locally. The Pablo Foundation in Eau Claire is generously matching the first $50,000 donated to this fund, so your gifts will be doubled for a limited time.
To support the MCHS COVID-19 Impact Fund, visit justgiving.com/campaign/COVID19ImpactMCHS or call 715-389-3249.