How You Can Help Families in Need
Thank you for your interest and concern for our peers at Ryder Hospital and your support of our efforts to help the staff of that organization rebuild their lives and their facility. We are humbled and gratified by the support we have received.
In addition to providing $20,000 to ship major equipment and also donating funds to Ryder Hospital’s employee assistance fund, our immediate efforts are to help the 38 employees who lost almost everything to the storm. The following link will take you to a “sign up” for items identified as most-needed.
While we don’t have personal stories of each of these families, there is some information we have compiled that gives you an idea of those among the most devastated:
Of the 38 employees, the average length of service to Ryder Hospital is 15.5 years, with only 3 under 5 years, and most over 10 years of service.
These individuals are caring for a total of more than 75 family members, including disabled children and bed-ridden elderly parents.
They come from departments across the hospital, including Dietary, Admissions, OB-GYN services, Intensive Care, Pharmacy, Housekeeping, OR, Utilization Review, Security, Medical Records, Gift Shop, Outpatient Clinic, Emergency Department, Medical/Surgical Services, Hospice and Home Care.
Their needed-items are basic, in particular food, bedding, clothing and shoes.
Many are rebuilding from scratch and have asked for contributions of building supplies.
Thank you for your consideration!