Adventist Health grants $20,000 to keep senior citizen volunteer program afloat during COVID-19
May 9, 2020
To protect our community’s most vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation is investing $20,000 in East Kern and Tehachapi to assist senior citizens and the underserved.
The project delivers needed funding to senior centers in Boron, California City, Mojave and Tehachapi to assist them in reimbursing volunteer drivers who are bringing food to medically vulnerable senior citizens to keep them supplied with nutritious meals daily. The grant also provides funding to the Salvation Army in Tehachapi for food deliveries to non-senior citizens in need.
“The pandemic we’re facing has changed our way of life and created so much disruption. Many of the drivers who once volunteered their time to deliver meals to seniors and the medically vulnerable are no longer able to because of financial constraints brought on by the pandemic. When we heard that, we knew we needed to get involved,” said Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation Director Christina Scrivner. “This pandemic has disrupted a lot – but it should not disrupt the delivery of nutritious meals to those in need.”
For more information about the foundation, visit: http://www.adventisthealth.org/tehachapivalley/foundation/.
Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,900 includes more than 23,600 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,350 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 24 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Visit http://www.AdventistHealth.org for more information.