How You Can Help During COVID-19
Like the rest of the country, we are focused on ensuring our healthcare
system is well equipped and resourced to mitigate COVID-19. At present,
our fundraising efforts are directed towards our “Greatest Needs
Fund,” which allows us to quickly and flexibly allocate funding
towards COVID-19 relief efforts. Your support now, more than ever, is
how we care for our community.
Key Things to Know About COVID-19
- The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a respiratory virus that can cause
mild to severe symptoms and is easily transmittable person-to-person.
Although symptoms can differ between individuals, common symptoms include
fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
- Individuals with pre-existing conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart
disease or those who are immunocompromised are more likely to contract
the virus and experience severe symptoms.
- To keep yourself and others safe from this virus, practice social distancing,
wash your hands regularly, self-isolate if you are sick, and reduce your
time outside. These are small, but important steps you can take to prevent
To learn more about COVID-19 and what our healthcare system is doing to
mitigate this pandemic, visit
SVMHS’s COVID-19 Resources & Information page. To get weekly COVID-19 related updates from our community,
sign up for the SVMHS e-newsletters.
A conversation with SVMHS leadership
To keep our community informed, our CPO, Jeff Wardwell, spoke to SVMHS
CEO Pete Delgado, and ER Director and Foundation Chair Carla Spencer about
the impact your generous donations have had on our healthcare system and
steps our healthcare system is taking to continue the mitigation of COVID-19.
Hospital Foundation Delivers 10,000 Masks to Most Vulnerable Populations
There is always more each of us can do to care for our community. Recently
the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation in collaboration with
the Blue Zones Project Monterey County, identified non-profit organizations
with immediate needs for ear-loop masks. Leveraging our relationship with
the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, we were able to acquire
10,000 ear-loop masks to distribute to the following organizations:
- Dorothy’s Place
- Salvation Army
- Meals on Wheels
- Alliance on Aging
- ITN of Monterey County
- Monterey-Salinas Transit
- Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County
- Sun Street Centers
- Community Homeless Solutions
- Door to Hope
The targeted give-away of 10,000 masks is the first of many direct impact
projects the Foundation is spearheading to provide relief to those who
need it most to support public safety during the crisis.
Read the full press release here.
To help us continue projects like this and assist those on the frontlines,
please consider making a donation to our
Greatest Needs Fund.