Winchester District Memorial Hospital staff have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. So, Dawn Erickson, Registered Nurse and Team Leader, decided it was time to give back.
“We wanted to find a way to support the community that is supporting all of us during this difficult time,” explains Dawn. “It was our way of saying ‘Thank you for staying home and helping us to do our job’.”
Dawn and her husband Mike, who owns Erickson Graphics & Screen Printing, designed two #WashYourHands t-shirts and sold them to staff, families, friends – and even a few patients. The final tally resulted in a donation of $500 to Community Food Share in support of local food banks in the region. Even better, the South Dundas Council matched the donation!
“Things just kind of took off and now there are staff all over the hospital wearing the t-shirts. I think it shows how amazing the WDMH team is.
We are all in this together,” adds Dawn. Thank you to Dawn and everyone who supported this initiative!