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Generous donation from Longo’s helps Osler’s Health Care Heroes

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August 5, 2021 - Donor Story, Stories

In response to COVID-19 and in support of area hospitals hardest hit by the pandemic, the Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation has generously donated $50,000 to support Osler’s Health Care Heroes. A leader in philanthropy, the Longo family is committed to supporting health care in the communities where they operate. Longo’s has a long history of giving back to local charities and are especially committed to supporting frontline health care workers as they continue the fight against COVID-19.

To inspire community contributions, the Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation will match all online donations to Osler Foundation’s Compassion Fund up to $50,000.

“Nowhere have the impacts of the pandemic been felt more strongly than in health care,” said Rosanne Longo, Longo’s Spokesperson and Chair, Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation. “Our foundation is committed to investing in the people and communities that need it most and, for us, that means supporting frontline hospital workers who have worked tirelessly to keep our communities safe and healthy. We know it’s been a struggle and we are here for you.” 

Osler Foundation has launched a Compassion Fund with a goal of raising $1 million to help support the most urgent wellness and respite needs of Osler’s staff, physicians and volunteers. “It has been, and continues to be, an immensely difficult year for our physicians, staff and volunteers. In addition to managing exceptional patient volumes due to COVID-19 and treating patients who are sicker than ever before, our frontline workers stepped into the role of family members to support patients — they’ve held the hands of people in their last moments when loved ones couldn’t be there,” said Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, Osler Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful to Longo’s for recognizing the mental wellness needs of our frontline workers and their commitment to supporting them in this way.”  

To make a donation as part of the Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation 2X match initiative, please click here.

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