To support the El Paso community during the COVID-19 crisis, Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU) has donated funds to the El Paso Community Foundation to support their two impactful initiatives.
“Part of TFCU’s mission is to stimulate personal enrichment and community economic development, therefore, to support the El Paso community we decided to make this donation,” TFCU officials shared.
Donations were made to the El Paso County Medical Society COVID-19 Masks and PPE Fund, as well as Get Shift Done For El Paso.
Currently, outpatient physicians in the Sun City are experiencing a massive shortage in N95 respirator masks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such, as gloves, goggles, face shields, and hazmat suits. This protective gear is essential for our health heroes to safely and effectively see, test, diagnose and treat patients.
TFCU has donated a total of $5,000 to help source and purchase this equipment for the El Paso Medical Heroes that are on the front lines during this pandemic.
The El Paso Community Foundation will match donations dollar for dollar to the El Paso County Medical Society COVID-19 Masks and PPE Fund to get these supplies to our outpatient physicians and other healthcare providers in the El Paso County.
The California-based technology platform Shiftsmart and the El Paso Community Foundation have launched a program to hire displaced service industry workers. Through this program, displaced workers can pick up shifts at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger local food bank by working shifts that pay up to $10 an hour.
Since social distancing measures have taken place, the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger food bank has been experiencing a shortage of help, and needs volunteers and donations. The goal is to provide 40 shifts daily. The program hopes to grow from there, depending on the availability of donations.
TFCU donated a total of $5,000 which will result in 500 hours of work for local service industry workers that have lost their jobs during this pandemic.
TFCU encourages the community to join in our efforts and continue to keep the El Paso Strong spirit alive during these trying times by supporting these two great initiatives.
Residents wishing to help can visit tfcu.coop for more information on where to donate or how to volunteer.