he COVID 19 pandemic has made it clear that we are all truly in this together . Healthcare professionals are bravely battling the virus , dedicating themselves to healing others even as they , too , experience hardships . To help support these heroes , a grateful community is contributing to the Baylor Scott & White Employees 1st Emergency Assistance Fund .
The fund helps support frontline employees with meals , childcare , lodging assistance , and other unique needs faced during this time , and the assistance allows caregivers to continue taking care of themselves , their families , and patients . Baylor Scott & White Health employees apply to receive assistance from the fund , which is made possible entirely by charitable donations .
“ I am so blessed to be part of this organization where our core values are a reality rather than a motto on the wall .”
— Employees 1st Assistance Fund recipient
To date , more than $ 2.7 million has been raised for this initiative from the community , Baylor Scott & White leadership , employees , and board members . More than 1,800 employees have received
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$ 2.7 million in funding to help ease hardships created by COVID-19 . Donations have come from a wide variety of generous people — foundations , large and small , local businesses ; concerned families ; and even kind-hearted individuals like Isaac , a 9-year-old boy who contributed his $ 3 allowance to help make
As the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas , with more than 49,000 employees , Baylor Scott & White has approximately 28,000 team members serving patients on the frontlines . COVID- 19 poses unique challenges for frontline