During this difficult and unprecedented time, Park Central Development and WUMCRC, STL MADE, and other stakeholders are partnering together to support our Emergency Center Staff at BJC, SLU and Cardinal Glennon, through local businesses with an Initiative called Kindness Meals. This initiative buys meals from local small businesses that will be delivered to hospital emergency staff.
To start, the Euclid South Community District has donated $20,000 along with $5,000 from Keely. Major Brands has also generously donated water and drinks for the staff as well. This has allowed us to purchase 150 meals, four days a week over the next month for BJC Hospital. We are in the process of setting up meal service to Cardinal Glennon & SLU Hospitals.
Our goal is to provide 250 meals daily, seven (7) days of week, over the next 60 days as COVID-19 spikes and the stress to our emergency rooms throughout the St. Louis Region increases. We started this initiative Friday, March 27th, 2020, with the first 150 meals purchased from small local restaurants in the CWE delivered to the BJC ER. Our goal is to partner with other small businesses and commercial districts in the St. Louis Region to provide support to their businesses while providing support to first line responders of COVID-19.
Support of our front-line First Responders (Nurses, Doctors, EMT’s, & EMS) will allow them to better care for the public, our Police Officers and Fire Fighters, who are also at great risk as they serve the public. These ER medical professionals are the (S)Heros who care for our mothers , fathers, and children.
We would like to encourage you to partner with Park Central, STL MADE and our various commercial districts in this endeavor. Park Central is a 501c3 non-profit organization and your partnership/donation is 100% Tax deductible. We are stronger together (#stlstrong) and only through working together in partnership will we be able to make it through this unprecedented shock to our community and families. Thank you for your partnership in this endeavor. If there any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 314-239-1400.
Abdul-Kaba Abdullah -Executive Director
Park Central Development
BJC and Children's Emergency rooms
SSM SLU Hospital and Cardinal Glennon