One of the most heartwarming traditions of the COVID-19 pandemic has been what happens across the country at 7 p.m. each night. Hands up if you’re on your porch or balcony, banging a pot, blowing a trumpet, or hammering on a snare drum to thank our health-care workers for continuing to go above and beyond.
The support hasn’t stopped there. Last week, on International Nurses Day, brewery giant Molson Coors launched an initiative to provide complimentary meals for 20,000 health-care workers on the frontlines.
Gift-card codes were given to those working in communities where Molson Coors has breweries; Chilliwack General Hospital staff were among those who benefited.
International Nurses Day might be in the rearview mirror, but you can still help from now until May 31. Molson Coors has set up a GoFundMe page to collect donations for gift cards that will be distributed to hospitals across the country.
“Our founder John Molson built the first public hospital in Montreal out of the desire to help those in need and make his community a better place,” Molson Coors Canada president Fred Landtmeters said in a press release. “Canadian healthcare workers are selflessly caring for those in need to create a better tomorrow for all of us. While we can’t help these heroes on the frontline, we can certainly thank them with the gesture of a meal.”
The campaign has currently raised just over $16,000 of its $250,000 goal. To contribute, go here.