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About the Initiative
You can have a direct impact on those negatively affected by the coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout. Learn more about the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund below and consider making a donation.
CELEBRATE AT 7:00 P.M.
Help us show support of our local heroes – hospital, grocery, restaurant and delivery workers and other essential members of the workforce – by clapping, singing, dancing, donating, sharing or expressing yourself however you see fit at 7:00 p.m. every night.
LIGHT UP THE CITY
Buildings throughout the city will be illuminated with blue. The rest of the community is encouraged to join us in this effort as well.
CHEER ON THE CARE-AVAN
During the last two weeks of April, we took a six-unit “care-avan” across five Greater St. Louis regions to spread cheer where our front-line heroes work and live. We were joined by mascots, announcers, sports alum, local politicians and other local authorities – parading through the city’s neighborhoods in Ford trucks.
Help us raise money for St. Louis Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, which directs resources to those disproportionately affected by coronavirus and its economic impact. This initiative is the fastest, most efficient way to get funds to the approved local nonprofits serving the people most affected.
An Advisory Council – which includes representatives from the areas of public health, government, and the community – are working together to consider needs today, a month from now and during the recovery period. The Foundation has selected grant recipients and will continue to monitor the impacts they are having to guide additional gifts and program modifications as needed.
The American Red Cross is experiencing dramatic shortages in blood donations. If you are eligible, please consider donating blood to show your support.
In partnership with several local organizations, we ran an hour-long TV special to celebrate our local heroes and also raise money for St. Louis Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. Many St. Louis legends contributed messages of thanks, hope and inspiration.
Here are the areas and hospitals we celebrated with local favorites like Louie the St. Louis Blues mascot and Fredbird the St. Louis Cardinals mascot. St. Louisans celebrated from their windows, lawns, balconies and porches.
1. NORTH CITY AND CENTRAL WEST END, ENDING AT BARNES-JEWISH HOSPITAL
2. Chesterfield, ending at St. Luke’s Hospital
3. Mercy Hospital South, South City, Ending at SSM SLU
4. St. Charles, SSM St. Joseph Hospital, Alton, North County, Christian Hospital
5. KIRKWOOD AND DES PERES, ENDING AT MERCY HOSPITAL ST. LOUIS
For media inquiries please contact:
Jill Falk – St. Louis Cardinals
Lindy Noel – St. Louis Blues
Stephen Rastberger – Nitrous Effect/CPG