Horizon Bank of Michigan City has bolstered the Franciscan Health Foundation’s efforts to fight the coronavirus in Northwest Indiana with its latest donation.
The bank has pledged $12,500 to the new Franciscan Preparedness & Response Fund. The donation will be a match to local gifts provided to the fund, which helps address the urgent need for supplies and equipment in our healthcare facilities.
“La Porte County is truly blessed to have such a competent team of doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff who are working around the clock to help our community during this national health emergency. Their daily sacrifice is helping to protect and save lives from this virus that threatens our community,” stated Craig Dwight, Horizon Bank Chairman and CEO.
“We are pleased that Horizon Bank’s gift will help procure the much-needed personal protection equipment and other supplies that the professional healthcare staff needs now. Our contribution, with the help of matching contributions, is critical to keeping our health professionals safe, and therefore we encourage others to donate to their Emergency Disaster Preparedness Fund,” Dwight said.
The $12,500 is in addition to $250,000 pledged by Horizon Bank for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are being allocated across several not-for-profit groups working to assist communities Horizon serves in Indiana and Michigan.
“In taxing times, true servant leadership shines. Franciscan Health is very proud and grateful to partner with strong servant leaders such as Horizon Bank to provide compassionate care for all, including the most vulnerable among us, in this challenging time of need,” said Debbie Tatum, Director of Development for the Franciscan Health Foundation.
The public can provide the match to Horizon Bank’s donation by giving to the Preparedness & Response Fund at FranciscanHealthFoundation.org/COVID-19.