Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and the Philadelphia Eagles are donating $ 1 million to COVID-19 rescue efforts, the team announced on Tuesday.
This million dollars is in addition to Lurie’s personal donation of $ 1 million earlier this month for COVID-19 research.
This latest gift is strategically designed to help essential health workers, their families and also to support local businesses.
Here is the full breakdown of the donation, via the Eagles:
“From the time COVID-19 began to threaten our way of life, we have been actively involved in deep and thoughtful conversations about how to better serve and support the well-being of those on the front lines and their families.” said Lurie. in a statement released by the team.
“Through these in-depth discussions and in collaboration with some of the best minds and opinion leaders in our city, we have developed a comprehensive plan to provide essential support to essential health workers. It cannot be overstated how much we appreciate all that these workers have done – and are doing – to care for those directly affected by this global pandemic. Their bravery and courage are admirable. And their efforts, and those of their families, have made us all safer in these incredibly difficult times. “
Like Lurie’s personal donation of $ 1 million for COVID-19 research earlier this month, it is clear that a lot of thinking has gone into how best to distribute these funds and how to maximize them. this last gift. The Eagles have landed in all of the areas listed above.
• The 100,000 N-95 masks sent to Jefferson, CHOP and others are very important right now for the safety of healthcare workers and their patients.
“As we continue through this unprecedented period in history, we could not be more grateful for the continued care and concern of the Eagles for our community,” said Madeline Bell, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Ensuring the health and safety of our front line staff, our patients and their families is very important to everyone at CHOP, and we thank the Eagles for their extraordinary support and friendship.”
• The $ 250,000 donation to the Red Cross goes through the NFL Draft-a-Thon, which begins Thursday evening to help six national non-profit organizations, including the Red Cross. The Red Cross says the donation will help ensure they can maintain a blood and plasma supply to help local patients.
• The $ 225,000 in gift cards from various local businesses will go to employees of Jefferson and CHOP. It helps regional businesses and healthcare workers.
• The $ 100,000 donation to the Jefferson Better Together Fund is intended to provide resources for Jefferson employees facing difficulties and Jefferson students facing additional expenses due to the closure of the campus.
• The $ 35,000 donation to the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of the Great Philadelphia’s Helping Healthcare Heroes Support Group and the Uplift Center for Grieving Children is intended to support the expansion of mental health services during the pandemic.
• The $ 55,000 donation to Vision To Learn aims to support Eagles Eye Mobile. The grant will allow VTL to maintain its staff and infrastructure. And during the pandemic, the Eagles Eye Mobile was loaned to Jefferson as a COVID-19 mobile test site for healthcare professionals.
“We are extremely grateful to the health professionals, doctors, nurses, first responders and essential workers who have courageously responded to this pandemic in such a professional and fearless manner,” said Eagles president Don Smolenski. . “They cared tirelessly and compassionately for all those affected by the virus. We are proud to support our local businesses and directly help dedicated health workers and their families. We will succeed together thanks to the resilience and strength of our community. “
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