United Way of Concho Valley offering gift cards to healthcare providers in need

SAN ANGELO — As the coronavirus continues to spread, some healthcare providers have temporarily closed their doors to minimize exposure, leaving some employees struggling.

The United Way of the Concho Valley, with a team of doctors, has created a program to help those healthcare employees in need, according to a Friday news release from the organization.

"Through the spirit of helping our neighbors, United Way came up with a simple solution and began taking donations on (April 5)," said John Austin Stokes, United Way Board President. "All funds given to this project are from community members and will solely be used for the grocery store gift card program."

The project, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, will give grocery store gift cards to families identified by their employer. The first round of gift cards were mailed on Friday, April 10, and more cards will be mailed weekly while funds are available.

People can donate by texting cvhospital to 41444 or visit http://igfn.us/f/2qq0/n. Individuals in need of any assistance can call 211, fill out the Agency Referral Form at cvcog.org/cvcog/index.php.

The United Way encourages individuals seeking any type of assistance (rent, utility, food pantries, senior shopping hours, etc) to call 2-1-1, fill out the 2-1-1 Agency Referral Form at http://www.cvcog.org/cvcog/index.php or to visit the United Way website.

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