Subject: Stories from The Bridge

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Stories from The Bridge

Registered Nurse 
During a Pandemic 
Eric, a registered nurse on the mobile, interdisciplinary Bronx Assertive Community Treatment team, has been working in the field throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. His team provides comprehensive services to individuals where they live rather than in a hospital or clinic setting.

While some team members are working remotely and providing tele-health, Eric is on the frontlines every day. Eric’s daily routine has changed during the pandemic. He now meets with his team each morning through a Zoom meeting to discuss plans for reaching his clients. He stays safe, using personal protective equipment.

On a typical day, Eric goes out in the field to track down his clients to give them the medications and injections they need. He sees his role as an educator regarding COVID-19. His clients look to him for guidance during this pandemic and he helps them understand how to stay safe and healthy. Eric continues to do research on COVID-19 to ensure all his information is accurate and up to date.

After visiting all his clients for the day, Eric either returns back to the office or heads home to write notes from the day.

Eric appreciates the support of his team and is delighted to be working with people who care so much about people’s health.
Please Support Our Virtual 2020 Annual Dinner Challenge
The Bridge cancelled its annual Partner’s in Caring Awards dinner which was planned for June 2, 2020. This loss of revenue, at a time when our expenses have increased substantially due to the COVID-19 crisis, will have a tremendous impact on our financial resources over the coming year.

Our unexpected costs due to COVID-19 will soon reach $1,000,000.
Our goal for this challenge is to raise $250,000 by June 30, 2020.

Our Board of Directors has generously agreed to match $100,000 of this amount. Please consider making a donation in lieu of attending our annual dinner, to help offset the following emergency costs in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

• Over $200,000 for medical and other essential supplies to help protect our front-line staff and help keep our facilities clean and sanitized. Care packages and food deliveries help our clients follow the “stay at home” order and health and safety guidelines.

• More than $250,000 per month for personnel costs for overtime, incentive and sick pay for staff to fill in extra shifts as colleagues are out on sick leave and to ensure that our programs remain open.

$500,000 for technology equipment and connectivity to provide tele-health which is crucial to helping clients maintain their psychiatric and physical health stability thereby reducing unnecessary hospitalization and emergency room use.

We are truly grateful for all your help thus far and hope you contribute to this special appeal.

All donations are 100% tax deductible and will help us continue to provide our essential services to our vulnerable population.

The Bridge, 290 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027, United States
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