New York has become epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic
The New York metropolitan area has unfortunately become the epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak in the United States. The densely populated region has stretched hospitals and healthcare providers to the absolute max in terms of supplies. While medical provisions are not easily accessible, a local country club in Morristown, N.J., realized they had supplies that could be useful on the frontlines: water, Gatorade and sandwiches.
This past Sunday morning, Spring Brook Country Club (SBCC) encouraged local citizens to drop off bottled water and Gatorade, which would be sent along to one of the largest hospitals in the Northeast, Morristown Medical Center. SBCC holds a 501-c foundation that benefits are non-profit businesses and membership’s passion-projects throughout the year.
“Our foundation began as a way to give back to our community, YMCA, orphanages and various other local programming,” says Tony Santillo, head golf professional at SBCC. “When the virus became apparent as it has in recent weeks, it only made sense to shift our efforts to those on the frontlines of this pandemic.”
SBCC dropped off sandwiches to emergency room staff last Friday, and the hospital team expressed their ongoing need for water, Gatorade and snacks as they worked around the clock. The Morristown community responded with four truckloads of supplies on Sunday morning.
“We are very pleased with the call to action we have had from our membership and friends around Morristown,” Santillo said. “We look forward to continuing to be a resource for our first responders for as long as they need us.”
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