Torrington, CT - Community HealtH & Wellness Center (CHW) has received a check in the amount of $10,354 from the Foundation for Community Health, Inc., located in Sharon, CT.
CHW had requested funds to help the center purchase essential items to gear up for emergency preparedness related to the COVID-19 pandemic and enable the facility to care for the patient population while safeguarding the community’s and staff’s health.
The money has been allocated for the purchase of two tents positioned outside the building to screen patients and visitors and conduct tests if needed; heaters for each tent; two hazmat suits and respirators to protect providers on the front lines of care; and four two-way radios, four laptops, and four cell phones to keep the lines of communication open between staff and providers and the triage center.
Funding for these essentials was provided in whole by the Foundation for Community Health, Inc. The Foundation for Community Health invests in people, programs and strategies that work to improve the health of the residents of the northern Litchfield Hills and the greater Harlem Valley.
“We are grateful for the support of the Foundation for Community Health during this extraordinarily challenging time,” says Joanne Borduas, CEO of CHW. “These are unprecedented circumstances, and health care assets have been strained across the country.
The funding provided by the Foundation for Community Health is assisting us to continue to stay connected to our patients, ensuring we meet their needs and the needs of the communities we serve.”