As healthcare workers across the region and state face ongoing challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Spring ISD students are being asked to share their support by creating cards for the Celebration of Healthcare Heroes Campaign.
The effort is in support of St. Luke’s Health staff members who are working on the frontlines of the pandemic. The hospital system’s Chief Executive Officer said the card campaign comes at a time when many in the industry are experiencing exhaustion and burnout, 18 months into the fight against COVID-19.
“As our nurses and caregivers face this fourth — and what threatens to be the most impactful — surge of COVID-19 cases, we see and feel their exhaustion,” T. Douglas Lawson, Ph.D said. “Our providers are working to deliver exceptional care to the sickest members of our communities, and some days, they have little left for themselves or their own families. For all that they give to all of us, I would like to ask for your help to give something back to them.”
Spring ISD is encouraging students to create cards featuring pictures, notes, or whatever else could put a smile on the faces of these local caregivers.
“As a district, we are always grateful for the tireless efforts of our healthcare heroes throughout the Houston area,” said Spring ISD Superintendent Dr. Rodney E. Watson. “But during this especially difficult time, it is imperative that we let them know that we are here in support of them and that we see their incredible efforts. I hope that the words of encouragement and gratitude from our Spring ISD students can provide a bright moment in their day.”
Campuses can collect cards and send via interoffice mail to the PVA Department, attention Joe Clark, by Tuesday, Sept. 28.