Part of TFCU’s mission is to “stimulate personal enrichment and community economic development;” therefore to support the El Paso Community during the COVID-19 crisis,the credit union has donated funds to the El Paso Community Foundation, and Feed the Frontline organization.
Donating Meals to UMC Heroes
Every day, healthcare workers across the globe selflessly give people the gift of health, healing, and second chances. In the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, our healthcare workers have taken extraordinary measures to provide their communities with these same gifts under unprecedented circumstances.
Over the past several months, many people and organizations have joined forces in providing relief and resources to our health heroes, in the hopes of spreading joy and hope throughout our communities. On Thursday, May 14th, TFCU donated 250 meals from Rulis' International Kitchen to ICU doctors, nurses, and staff at UMC hospital in El Paso, Texas.
TFCU continues to provide support to healthcare workers, students, educators, and other organizations providing relief and resources to the El Paso community.
Feed the Frontline, El Paso
As testing for COVID-19 increases across the country, we see the number of reported cases on the rise. With this rapid influx of people in need of medical care, our frontline healthcare workers are facing unprecedented obstacles. We know how important it is for the physical well-being and emotional resilience of our healthcare workers on the frontline.
To help provide some help during this time, TFCU has donated $5,000 to Feed the Frontline, El Paso; a clinician meal-support program, which raises money to support local restaurants while providing and delivering meals to healthcare workers across the city. This donation helped provide meals to 535 frontline healthcare workers at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Del Sol Medical Center, Las Palmas Medical Center, the El Paso Psychiatric Center, Proaction EMS, and the MD Medical Group Testing Site. The meals were provided by these 13 local restaurants: Brown Bag Deli, Wing It Bar and Grill, West Texas Chop House, Nour Mediterranean, House of Taste, Tratorria Bella Sera, Luigi's Homestyle, Sorrento's Italian, Crave, Urbano Sandwicheria, GreenWok, Rockstar Burger, and Ke Flauta.
The organization has raised $39,961 donated toward meals with a total of 2,744 meals delivered thus far and counting. With the help of your 100% tax-deductible donation, we can continue to directly impact local eateries and the well-being of our health heroes.
For more information and to donate to Feed the Frontline, visit www.feedelpaso.org today.
El Paso County Medical Society COVID-19 Masks and PPE Fund
Words can’t describe the gratitude we feel toward the brave first responders of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, outpatient physicians in our Sun City are experiencing a massive shortage in N95 respirator masks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such, as gloves, goggles, face shields, and hazmat suits. This protective gear is essential for our health heroes to safely and effectively see, test, diagnose and treat patients. The El Paso Community Foundation will match donations dollar for dollar to the El Paso County Medical Society COVID-19 Masks and PPE Fund to get these supplies to our outpatient physicians and other healthcare providers in the El Paso County. TFCU has donated a total of $5,000 to help source and purchase this equipment for the El Paso Medical Heroes that are on the front lines during this pandemic.
To donate or for more information on the El Paso County Medical Society COVID-19 Masks and PPE Fund visit epcf.org/masks
Get Shift Done For El Paso
The California-based technology platform Shiftsmart and the El Paso Community Foundation have launched a program to hire displaced service industry workers. Through this program, displaced workers can pick up shifts at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger local food bank by working shifts that pay up to $10 an hour. Since social distancing measures have taken place, the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger food bank has been experiencing a shortage of help, and is in need of volunteers and donations. The goal is to provide 40 daily shifts. The program hopes to grow from there, depending on the availability of donations. TFCU donated a total of $5,000 which will result in 500 hours of work for local service industry workers that have lost their jobs during these pandemic.
TFCU invites you to join us in aiding these initiatives through donations and /or volunteer work. To donate to Get Shift Done, visit epcf.org/getshiftdone
If you are a hospitality worker looking to apply for the Get Shift Done For El Paso initiative, download the APP and register for the El Paso area, to get started click here.