LifeBridge Health Lends a Helping Hand to Hurricane Sandy Survivors

‘Tis better to give than to receive: This old chestnut is our motto at LifeBridge Health. Sinai Hospital employees gave back to the hard-bitten Big Apple by loading a shuttle bus with non-perishable food items, baby food and diapers, toiletries, flashlights, trash bags and paper towels (among other necessities) to New Yorkers who have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Our staffers pulled together and turned a shuttle bus that usually takes Sinai Hospital employees to and from work into a vehicle of hope. For two days, employees have been piling their donations into a shuttle parked outside of Sinai Hospital’s cafeteria.

Sinai Hospital is a part of LifeBridge Health, which includes Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and Courtland Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. LifeBridge Health’s commitment to caring for our communities extends beyond the greater Baltimore area, or even the state of Maryland. LifeBridge Health contributed $5,000 worth of supplies; one of our vendors was inspired to match that donation.

“We’ve had a great turn out,” says Cathy Quinn, the leader of Sinai’s Employee Activities Committee. “I’m so proud of the LifeBridge Health community.” Cathy describes the amount of donated goods as “overwhelming.” Lauren Lynch, an administrative assistant with HR at Sinai Hospital, adds that she “couldn’t even get into the bus because it was so packed.” For Lauren, who has friends in New York and New Jersey, this effort is especially meaningful. “We can count on our employees to reach out and help people across the country.”

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The donations will be sent to Two Boots restaurant in Brooklyn. The eatery is serving as a makeshift help station for people in the area. And they’ll certainly have their hands full once the LifeBridge Health donations arrive. Here’s what we’re able to send our neighbors in New York:

  • 6,080 diapers
  • 1,440 razors
  • 144 containers of mouthwash
  • 720 toothbrushes and 720 tubes of toothpaste
  • 288 containers of shaving cream
  • 2,880 combs
  • 720 bottles of shampoo
  • 16,000+ pairs of nitrile (exam type) gloves
  • 60 packs of baby wipes
  • 192 sticks of deodorant
  • 1,000 bars of soap
  • 72 flashlights
  • 72 batteries
  • 240 cans of formula
  • 40,000+ trash liners
  • 350 masks
  • 1,200 rolls of paper towels
  • 100 bath towels

Many thanks go out to LifeBridge Health and its generous employees. Their time and efforts have shown some of the hurricane’s hardest-hit folks that they’re not alone.

- Laura Bogart

To schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained physicians and find out why LifeBridge Health is Baltimore's premier health care organization, call 410-601-WELL.

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