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The Phoenix Holocaust Association presented $60 Albertsons/Safeway present playing cards to just about 300 caregivers utilized at four senior household communities throughout the Valley.

In little additional than one month, PHA lifted $17,000 in order to honor unsung heroes: caregivers who are essential staff on the frontlines of COVID-19 in assisted living, memory treatment and qualified nursing services, according to a launch. Resources have been lifted by using an on the net GoFundMe marketing campaign, a generous grant from retailer Albertsons/Safeway, and earmarked donations designed right to PHA.

“Our target with this initiative is to go a step further more than showing gratitude with a thing symbolic,” said Janice Friebaum, vice president of Phoenix Holocaust Association. “Offered the wages caregivers generate, we are delivering grocery store gift playing cards which we hope will make a big difference for people who are participating in a vital position in keeping our beloved ones protected.”

PHA undertook this initiative for the reason that of the pandemic’s disproportionate effects on both of those more mature adults in senior amenities and those who care for them in the most palms-on fashion, the release states. More mature grown ups are at large hazard for critical sickness from COVID-19 and, worldwide, inhabitants of senior amenities represent the best concentrations of coronavirus fatalities.

Caregivers support them with activities of each day living and, with a national typical hourly wage of $12, they typically do the job numerous careers at unique communities just to make ends satisfy, in accordance to the release, raising their and their families’ exposure to the coronavirus.

The senior communities that obtained the reward cards included The Palazzo in Phoenix, Belmont Village Scottsdale, Kivel Campus of Care in Phoenix, and Friendship Village Tempe.

“Our caregivers are an integral portion of the crew that makes the Palazzo a superb and protected spot for our residents, and we value their dedication and sacrifices possibly now far more than at any time,” mentioned Mark Aronauer, Director of Sales & Marketing and advertising for The Palazzo. “We’re humbled and grateful for the initiatives of the Phoenix Holocaust Affiliation and for the generosity of absolutely everyone who has stepped up to help some of the most difficult working people today we know.”

“We’re exceptionally honored and grateful to PHA for this clearly show of gratitude,” stated Cole Marvin, government director at Friendship Village Tempe. “Our group members are going earlier mentioned and over and above to continue to keep residents balanced, secure and in very good spirits throughout this complicated time. It is unachievable to put a price on how considerably we recognize their endeavours, but these presents are surely nicely deserved.”

“The outpouring of appreciation for our caregivers, as revealed by the contributions manufactured to this fund, is frustrating,” mentioned Brian Dell’Ergo, executive director of Belmont Village Scottsdale. “We are grateful PHA believed to acknowledge the selfless do the job of caregivers, especially during these making an attempt periods.”

”Our workers have been amazing all through this quite complex and trying time,” mentioned Ira Shulman, president/CEO of Kivel Campus of Care. “Their devotion has presented a safe and sound and nutritious natural environment for the care of our people.” Concerning the reward cards from PHA, Shulman extra “They are a great indication of appreciation for the do the job that is currently being completed and will set smiles on the faces of our caregivers.”

Area companies and religion congregations that assisted with promoting PHA’s caregiver appreciation marketing campaign include:  Arizona Faith Community, Arizona Interfaith Motion, Arizona Jewish Historical Culture, Beth Ami Temple, Bureau of Jewish Instruction, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Beth Tefillah, Congregation Kehillah, Congregation Nefesh Soul, Congregation Ruach Hamidbar – Spirit of the Desert, Better Phoenix Jewish Movie Competition, Jewish Group Basis, Jewish Local community Relations Council of Better Phoenix, Jewish Federation of Better Phoenix, NowGen Phoenix, OR ADAM Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Temple Emanuel, Temple Kol Ami, and Temple Solel.