MSC partnered with several member companies this week to donate more than 2,000 lunches to doctors, nurses, and hospital staff in southwestern and northeastern Pa.
The meal donation for Washington Health System and UPMC Williamsport were provided with support from Alta Resources, Cabot Oil & Gas, Chevron, Greylock Energy, Olympus Energy, Penn E&R, Range Resources and Southwestern Energy as a simple “thank you” to the frontline healthcare workers of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have the deepest appreciation for the doctors, nurses and support staff working on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19,” said MSC president David Spigelmyer. “They are true heroes and as they support communities during these challenging times, we wanted to find a way to support them in return, while also helping local restaurants affected by social distancing orders.
In Washington County, the coalition partnered with a locally owned pizzeria, which had seen a drop off in business as a result of social distancing measures.
“We are extremely grateful to the Marcellus Shale Coalition and their members as well as the industry for their support of our staff at Washington Health System,” said Sara Schumacher, Executive Director, Washington Health System Foundation. “Our team is working tirelessly each day as we combat COVID-19 and this crisis. Your act of kindness is certainly felt by our staff and is deeply appreciated.”
At UPMC Susquehanna’s Williamsport hospital, lunch, initially planned for 600 in the on-site cafeteria, grew to nearly 1,000.
“During this challenging time, UPMC remains committed to the safety and health of the communities we serve,” said Don Owrey, chief operating officer, UPMC Susquehanna, and president, UPMC Williamsport. “We are humbled by this gesture of support and appreciate the thoughtfulness of the Marcellus Shale Coalition. Something as simple as a meal, means so much for our providers as we work tirelessly to care for our patients.”
MSC member companies have also taken action to support their communities in this time of need. Some have donated technology for students, personal protective gear to first responders, and supported area food banks facing rising demand.
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