The Philadelphia Eagles announced on April 21 a $35,000 donation to Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia’s Helping Healthcare Heroes Support Group to expand mental health services for essential workers and their families.
“From the moment that COVID-19 began to threaten our way of life, we have been actively involved in deep and thoughtful conversations around ways to best serve and support the well-being of those on the front lines and their families,” Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said. “As part of these careful discussions, and in collaboration with some of the best minds and thought leaders in our city, we have developed a comprehensive plan aimed at providing critical support to essential health care workers.”
As a result of the donation, JFCS is hosting weekly supportive forums for doctors, nurses and their families facilitated by different JFCS professionals.
“With the Eagles’ support, JFCS is furthering its commitment to assisting medical professionals and their families,” JFCS President Paula Goldstein said. “These everyday heroes are on the front lines sacrificing their safety and the safety of their loved ones so they can save lives across our region.”