A Canadian Muslim relief agency is chipping in $150,000 to help Trillium Health Partners (THP) battle COVID-19.
THP is comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre in Etobicoke.
ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) Relief Canada is dedicated to helping those in need both at home and abroad.
“When we saw the strain on our health care system, we knew we had to act decisively,” said Ijaz Tahir, chair of ICNA Relief Canada, in a news release this week. “This gift is part of a larger campaign where we as a Muslim community are stepping up to help our neighbours in need.”
The hospital system said the donation will support the highest-priority equipment needs to care for COVID-19 patients.
“It is inspiring to see organizations like ICNA Relief Canada come forward during a time of unprecedented need,” said Caroline Riseboro, president and CEO of Trillium Health Partners Foundation, in the news release. “Thank you for stepping up to help Trillium Health Partners respond to COVID-19 by donating funds that will match the crucial gifts that others in the community make, doubling their impact!”
During this unprecedented time, the THP is asking supporters to “please consider giving a gift to Trillium Health Partners” to support the pressing needs of the hospital and staff as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Every dollar donated, said the THP news release, “will be doubled, thanks to community leaders like ICNA Relief Canada.”
Donations can be made at trilliumgiving.ca/covid19/.
Article Courtesy: durhamregion.com