While many in the Charlottesville community are lending a helping hand during the COVID-19 crisis, few are doing so at greater risk than the nurses who go to work every day to care for those most in need and battle the virus’ spread. Here is a way to show your appreciation for the courage and efforts of our nurses, while also supporting our endangered local restaurants: a restaurant gift card campaign for nurses.
First, donate to the nurses’ gift card fund. 100% of your contribution will fund the purchase of gift cards to area restaurants offering curbside pick-up. Restaurant gift cards will go first to each nurse in UVa’s COVID-19 units, Medical ICU, Emergency Department, and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. As the fund grows, nurses outside these units will also receive gift cards, including those at Martha Jefferson.
Second, make a card. There is no substitute for a personal expression of gratitude. All gift cards will be delivered to nurses with a handmade card or letter. Make one (or more!) card and either mail them or drop them in a plastic bin at at 1415 Dairy Road (between 250 and Preston, by Barracks). For the mailing address, email email@example.com.
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Thank you to Natasha Lawler and Jennifer Eberline for creating this way to support our nurses while also helping to save our restaurants.