Honoring Healthcare Workers - Our Angels On Earth

Apr 1, 2021 | by Reg Nelson

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed many of the things that shape our lives, our relationships, our work, our interactions with technology, and one another. Throughout the pandemic healthcare workers have ensured ongoing care for their patients, health care workers and the community.

National Hospital Week is coming up in May. This week provides an opportunity to highlight hospitals, health systems, and healthcare workers for the innovative ways they are supporting the needs of community members, especially during the pandemic. We can honor our healthcare worker heroes for their compassionate, selfless care!

The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls is providing an opportunity for community members to individually thank healthcare workers who have so selflessly cared for people during the past year and now. Throughout the month of April, people can purchase from The Salvation Army a small token to be given to an individual healthcare worker with a note card. The token is a small silver Angel Wing Pin (7/8 inches x 1 inch) and note card with a personalized message that sells for $10.00. The proceeds from the sales will be supporting the programs and services of The Salvation Army to help families and individuals in need in the Cedar Valley.

Purchases of Angel Wing Pins and Note Cards can be made by:

  • Go to The Salvation Army Community Center located at 89 Franklin Street, Waterloo. Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-Noon & 1:00pm-3:00pm, Friday 9:00am-noon.
  • Online at www.sawaterloo.org
  • Online Order Form: https://forms.gle/E7UCAb2Gc65rvYfbA

Deadline to purchase pins and note cards is April 23rd. Angel Wing Pins and Note Cards will be delivered on Friday, May 15th to the facilities where the healthcare employees work.

National Hospital Week was established in 1953, and this year it will be celebrated from May 9h through May 15th. The dates overlap the celebration of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), chosen to coincide with Florence Nightingale’s birthday, honoring her role in revolutionizing hospital care in the mid 1800’s.

To learn more and find out how you can get involved with your local Salvation Army, visit www.sawaterloo.org and www.facebook.com/sawaterloocf.

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