Thank You Brandywine Health Foundation for the Grant for PPE during Covid-19
April 4, 2020

The Keystone Valley Fire Department wants to say Thank you to the Brandywine Health Foundation for a $ 2,000.00 grant for supplies to battle COVID-19.

From the Board of Directors, Members and Staff we cannot thank you enough for allowing us to continue working through Covid-19 and being able to provide protection to our Staff and Members who continue to respond to emergencies around the clock.

This Grant will help keep our 1st responders safe and consists of gloves, masks, gowns, and cleaning supplies for decontamination and other equipment to help those who are the front lines in this very challenging time.

The KVFD thanks the Brandywine Health Foundation for its continuous support to the Western Chester County area and all that it does to support non-profit organizations in the region.

From Brandywine Health Foundation: Healthcare and Economic Relief Fund

As a responsive philanthropic organization, the Brandywine Health Foundation created the Healthcare and Economic Relief Fund in response to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). In lieu of hosting our annual Garden Party, the Foundation felt it was prudent to cancel its signature event and forgo raising its general operating support, in order to meet the emergent needs of the community as a result of the global pandemic of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The coronavirus is a wakeup call as to just how susceptible vulnerable populations like, older residents and persons with chronic diseases are at high risk for contracting the virus. Not to mention the community spread among the general public exacerbates the outbreak and disrupts business as usual causing an economic hardship on many residents and businesses. As a result, the Brandywine Health Foundation has re-examined its role in response to this public health crisis and potential future outbreaks. Due to the uncertainty and the long-term impact of the coronavirus and other potential public health and economic crises, the Brandywine Health Foundation recognizes its philanthropic role must be responsive and nimble to meet the immediate, interim and long-term needs of the community.