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Lafayette General Foundation launches COVID-19 Employee Assistance Fund

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 17:37:16-04

The Lafayette General Foundation has announced the launch of a COVID-19 Employee Assistance Fund to support healthcare workers and their families.

The foundation says that the money raised will be used for unexpected expenses as well as providing meals and snacks for those working long hours throughout the health system. Employees of Lafayette General can apply for support through the fund.

“Many concerned and grateful patients, business owners and community members have reached out to us to offer support to our large workforce of caregivers, and have asked how they can support our employees as they take care of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lafayette General Foundation Executive Director Nancy Broadhurst.

The COVID-19 Employee Assistance Fund is an extension of Lafayette General Health’s internal Employee Assistance Fund supported by the health system’s employees and physicians who donate annually to help fellow coworkers in times of financial emergencies and hardships.

Lafayette General Foundation serves as the administrator of the fund.

“We are asking all who are able to please consider contributing to the COVID-19 Employee Assistance Fund to support our brave and dedicated healthcare heroes who are comforting and caring for our loved ones and fulfilling the mission of Lafayette General Health To Restore, Maintain and Improve Health,” added Broadhurst. “Even with the recently passed U.S. stimulus package, the immediate needs of some of our frontline healthcare workers are a concern. That’s where donations from individuals, foundations and businesses can fill critical gaps and make a tremendous difference in the lives of our caregivers and support staff,” she continued.

Donations can be made by going online to Lafayette General Foundation.

Donors are asked to select the default, “Lafayette General Foundation,” as the entity to support and to designate your gift to COVID-19 Employee Assistance Fund. Those with an account in place can also support the Lafayette General Foundation through Community Foundation of Acadiana South LA Giving Day.

For further information or if you have questions, please call the Lafayette General Foundation at 337-571-0080 or e-mail foundation@lgh.org.