New York, NY The Real Estate Lenders Association (RELA) NYC Chapter donated $5,000 to NYC Health & Hospitals, one of the largest public health care systems in the nation. This donation will help to provide meals, prepackaged groceries, hotel rooms, laundry service and personal protective equipment for healthcare workers and front-line responders to maintain their health and safety while caring for New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. RELA credits their members and the growth of the organization for this donation.
Given the tremendous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on New York, the RELA NYC Chapter has elected to make this donation to support the hardest working New Yorkers that need our help. New York State has recorded the highest number of hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S.
“The coronavirus pandemic will affect thousands of New Yorkers in substantial ways, including economic loss, mental health burden, necessity for medical care, and limitations on access to food and supplies,” says Mitchell Katz, MD, president and CEO of NYC Health and Hospitals. “Our healthcare staff and front -line responders are working tirelessly to keep New York safe with the fewest losses and the least amount of suffering possible.”
“During these challenging and unprecedented times, we would like to give back on behalf of our members to the community to help those who need our help most”, said RELA NYC Chapter president, James Whelan.
“We chose NYC Health & Hospitals for this donation, as we feel the organization aligns with our goal to provide necessary care and services so healthcare workers can continue to provide their best care for patients without exposing themselves or their families to undue infection risk.”