JEWISH TOGETHER, a program of The Jewish Federations of North America, announced Pledge to Protect, a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to ensure that health-care providers at Jewish nursing homes, hospices, home care, and other social service agencies have the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need. Pledge to Protect aims to raise $3 million.
Caregivers at Jewish institutions face dire shortages of essential PPE due to increased costs and delays in shipments. Immediate access to lifesaving supplies like masks, gloves, and gowns is the best defense against the coronavirus pandemic for these workers and the people they
“Nursing homes and other health-care and human service providers, including those in the Jewish community, have suffered devastating fatalities due to the coronavirus pandemic,” said Rebecca Dinar on behalf of Jewish Together. “The frontline workers at these institutions, who care every day for our mothers, fathers, and grandparents, are in desperate need of additional protective gear to ensure that they can protect themselves and our loved ones.”
One hundred percent of every dollar raised through the campaign will go to covering the costs of purchasing and distributing PPE.
To donate, visit jewishtogether.org/pledgetoprotect.