A Canadian Muslim relief agency is helping William Osler Health System respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic by donating $70,000 to help purchase equipment like ventilators and intensive care unit beds.
The Osler hospital system includes Brampton Civic Hospital, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, and Etobicoke General Hospital.
ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) Relief Canada is dedicated to helping those in need both at home and abroad.
“We are grateful for the support of ICNA Relief Canada,” said Ken Mayhew, president and CEO of the Osler Foundation. “Now more than ever, our community must rally together behind our health-care workers and our hospitals. Donations, such as the one made today, help give our front-line workers the tools they will need to save lives.”
ICNA Relief Canada has started a campaign to support those impacted by COVID-19. They are supporting hospitals with monetary donations to help purchase lifesaving equipment, providing food baskets to people who are vulnerable and isolated, and offering counselling services via phone or online.
“ICNA Relief Canada is pleased to support Osler as they mobilize for the challenges ahead,” said Ijaz Tahir, chair of ICNA Relief. “Through this donation, we are helping to realize our mission to provide an immediate response during times of disaster and to implement programs that alleviate human suffering.”
Donations made now to Osler Foundation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by Steve Robinson, wealth advisor with RBC Dominion Securities, as part of Osler Foundation’s #HealthcareHeroes Campaign. To donate, or to learn more about how you can show your support to the community’s #HealthcareHeroes, visit oslerfoundation.org/covid19.
Article Courtesy: toronto.com