- An anonymous donor sent $1 million or about P50,440,000 to the staff of Dominican Hospital in California
- The generous gesture is the donor’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to the hardworking staff of the hospital amid the COVID-19 pandemic
- The staff, meanwhile, expressed gratitude to the donor for the ‘gracious, selfless gift’
As an expression of gratitude to the employees of a hospital in California, an anonymous donor sent $1 million or about P50,440,000 to them.
The Dominican Hospital Foundation (DHF) said the donor is a resident of Santa Cruz County and is a long-time friend and supporter of the Dominican.
“It was the donor’s wish to provide employees with a check to thank and support them specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic,” DHF said in a Facebook post.
The foundation said that 100 percent of the amount will be given away to employees who met “a threshold number of hours before March 1, 2020.” They will receive the check within the next 30 days.
In a letter, the donor said they are grateful for the sacrifices that the modern-day heroes are making. “To the heroes of Dominican, thank you for standing up (and staying up!) and caring for our community. The human kindness is what makes you heroes!” the donor, who is identified as a community friend and thankful admirer, said.
“Please accept this donation in recognition of and with great thanks for all that you do. And please know that my heart is with you as we seek to protect and care for each other during this challenging time.”
In a Facebook post, the Dominican Hospital said they are left speechless by the generous gesture.
“Words cannot express the depth of our gratitude for this gracious, selfless gift. This generous donation is testament to our employees’ clinical excellence, tireless dedication and, most of all, their profound humanity,” they said.
“We are incredibly proud of the work they are doing in the face of such an unprecedented situation. And we are so very grateful to our community.”