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Our community is kept afloat by the dedication of hard-working people. Right now, many of these people--particularly small business owners and medical professionals--need all the support they can get. During these difficult times, we want to provide some peace of mind for these workers who keep our community running strong.
Starting Monday, April 13th, we’ll be launching NuvisionCares, a program that provides meals from local restaurants to heroes on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle. This not only brings relief to the medical professionals who risk exposure in keeping us safe, but it also supports local businesses that have taken a hit due to closures.
Honoring Healthcare heroes
Every day, healthcare workers are on the frontlines fighting the COVID-19 crisis--treating patients, providing support, and ensuring our community stays safe and healthy. To show them some appreciation, we’re providing meals of up to $25 for the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals at CHOC Children’s Hospital through the next week. They’ll be able to order meals online for pickup at any of the five participating restaurants on their way to work or home.
“These people are heroes, who even during normal times work incredibly long stressful hours in jobs that are often thankless”, said Roger Ballard, CEO of Nuvision Credit Union. “The NuvisionCares initiative gives our vital caregivers one less thing to think about when they come home to their families.”
We hope that this program will provide some normalcy in a time when everything seems upside-down, both for the medical personnel and for the employees and owners of businesses that have had to close up shop.
Supporting small businesses
Small businesses are the backbone of our country. Unfortunately, many of our local business owners have been struggling to maintain an income as their normal activities end. This change has been especially hard on locally-owned restaurants, treasured parts of our community, who can’t operate without daily visitors.
Five restaurants will provide the NuvisionCares meals: Rib Trader, Tutto Fresco, Don Jefe Jalapenos, Cortina's Italian Eatery, and Amarith Café.
Some of these businesses have totally closed, leaving employees out of a job. With this program, they’ll be able to re-open and provide much-needed pay to employees during the next week.
“Nuvision Credit Union really helped us be able to take care of our employees during their time of need. Because of the NuvisionCares program, we were able to bring our crew back in and give them the ability to earn some vital extra income,” said Mehdi Karr owner of Rib Trader in Orange, California.
You can help keep this program going!
Nuvision has fully funded the program for the staff at CHOC. If you’d like the program to be extended to other hospitals, please donate to our GoFundMe campaign. Every dollar we receive in donations will go towards paying local businesses to provide meals to healthcare workers.
If you’ve been looking for a way to help out the community from home, this is the perfect one. We would love to see this initiative expand to other hospitals and reach even more people.
To donate to the GoFundMe and help extend the program, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/nuvisioncares.