Volunteers deliver care packages to local healthcare heroes

To help out healthcare workers who are on the front lines combating COVID, volunteers from the Hancock Chamber and Hancock County Community Development Foundation came together to make and deliver care packages to frontline healthcare workers.

To help the cause, Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast in Bay St. Louis made a generous donation of water, M&Ms, and granola bars.

Around four teams across the Coast have been assembled to collect, organize, pack and deliver boxes weekly to the ICU or COVID units at Ochsner Medical Center in Bay St. Louis, Gulfport Memorial, Singing River, and Memorial’s outdoor testing and vaccination unit.

Volunteers say the care packages give healthcare workers a quick boost before caring for the next patient. Volunteer Kay Kell said, “When we heard on the Gulf Coast Business Council Forum some of the hospital administrators talking about how hard it was on the staff and it just, it broke my heart. So, we got a group of us together and said what can we do.”

Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast Marketing VP J.D. Hill said, “The people of Hancock County are amazing. We are a big part of this county as well and we just want to do whatever we can to help out in any way. We do so many different charitable items. This is just one of them. This is not about us. This is about the healthcare workers. It’s all about them. We are happy to help out. It’s a tight knit community. We are just happy to be a part.”

If you would like to donate, packages can be dropped off at the Hancock County Chamber or Rosetti’s Liquor Barrel.

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