The AT&T Foundation is contributing $25,000 to Lakeland Regional Health for the hospital's ongoing COVID-19 efforts. The grant will help provide personal protective equipment and supplies for those battling the pandemic on the frontline. More details are provided in the news release below.
In addition to the contribution to Lakeland Regional Health, AT&T is providing 1,000 meals to healthcare workers in Hillsborough and Polk counties through a $10,000 contribution to Project FRONTLINE, a program focused on feeding healthcare workers risking their lives in the fight against COVID-19.
So far, 800 of those meals have been delivered to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, AdventHealth in Carrollwood and AdventHealth Heart of Florida in Davenport. Two-hundred more meals will be delivered to St. Joseph's tomorrow (May 27). In support of local small businesses, the meals were prepared by Eddie V's Prime Seafood in Tampa and Nineteen61 in Lakeland.
AT&T is also supporting physicians and nurses nationwide with 3 months of free wireless service on the FirstNet network. FirstNet is a VIP lane for public safety communications. Regardless of how heavy network use is, first responder calls and data are prioritized on FirstNet, keeping those on the frontlines connected when they need it most.
AT&T Foundation Donates $25,000 to Lakeland Regional Health for COVID-19 Care
Lakeland, FL - Lakeland Regional Health Foundation is pleased to announce receipt of a generous $25,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation to be used toward the not-for-profit health system's ongoing COVID-19 campaign.
As Lakeland Regional Health's pressing needs for personal protective equipment and medicine became evident during the COVID-19 pandemic, the AT&T Foundation identified the hospital as a qualified recipient for a grant. The donation will go toward projects that create opportunities and address community needs.
"We have been committed to Florida for 140 years, and when the communities we live and work in need us most, we are honored to give back and support Florida's families and small businesses as they work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic," said Matt Mucci, regional director - External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T Florida.
"The AT&T Foundation recognizes through this thoughtful grant the exceptional work we provide at Lakeland Regional Health, particularly during this COVID-19 pandemic," said Timothy J. Boynton, MBA, Lakeland Regional Health Vice President of Development and Chief Public Relations and Communications Officer. "These much-needed funds will be directly applied to our ongoing COVID-19 efforts. As a not-for-profit organization, we are grateful to be part of a community of such giving and supportive individuals and businesses."
During this time of uncertainty, now more than ever, Lakeland Regional Health needs the support of the community. To donate and assist with necessary equipment and supplies, visit https://mylrh.org/covid-19fund/.