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City donates to support Tall Pines and Harbor Hill staff

Apr 27, 2020
Courtesy of: City of Belfast City staff member Norman Gilmore, left, with Mayor Eric Sanders and a pickup truck loaded with care package supplies for Tall Pines and Harbor Hill staff April 24.

Belfast — Belfast Mayor Eric Sanders delivered over $3,500 in provisions and monetary donations April 24 to Tall Pines and Harbor Hill to support their workforces during the continuing health crisis.

“We had a chance to speak with staff at Tall Pines and Harbor Hill regarding the delivery of the donations," Sanders said. "We were each able to articulate how much we appreciated each other. We lifted their spirits, and they lifted our spirits more.”

At their April 14 meeting, the Belfast mayor and City Council discussed the strain on staff, patients and the community at large following the outbreak at the Tall Pines facility and their desire to provide support to staff at both long-term care facilities. At their April 21 meeting, the council unanimously approved a plan to donate $3,500 to the two facilities.

Tall Pines received a donation of $1,000 to its kitchen to provide meals to staff, a practice that was adopted in response to the virus outbreak, plus $1,000 to the Employee Sunshine Fund to be used for staff appreciation. Harbor Hill received a $1,000 donation to the Employee Excellence Committee for staff.

Both facilities received care packages containing letters of appreciation and more than $250 in cases of bottled water, juice and individually packaged snack food. Belfast Hannaford donated fruit to the care packages.

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Sanders delivers donations to Tall Pines April 24. (Courtesy of: City of Belfast)
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