We need your help. One thing we never considered in the preparation of our 2020 budget was a viral pandemic (Coronavirus COVID-19) which is now infecting New Hampshire residents. The Tamworth Community Nurse Association (TCNA), is a free skilled nursing service and have been serving Tamworth for 99 years, the only one of its kind in the United States.
We are the feet on the ground and most of our resident’s first line of defense for their medical needs. Of utmost concern, is equipping our nurses with protective equipment such as gloves, N95 face masks, and hand sanitizer to dispense in the community. The cost associated with this initial phase is $13,211.75. Some items are back ordered but we are in the queue with our trusted medical suppliers when they are made available.
I wish I could say that this request will satisfy all the financial requirements, but none of us have a way of forecasting the amount we will actually need. For instance, if the impact of this virus is significant, we will have to look at caring for those who are quarantined in their homes.
For our neighbors and friends that will be shut in, we realize, they won’t be able to get out to shop or pick up medications. To address some of these needs we are assembling a team of volunteers to man community kitchens for meal preparation, which will have associated costs in groceries. Others are standing by that will pick up medications or supplies at the store.
We need and appreciate any help you can provide. This virus has taken us all by surprise and we are in it for the long haul. It is our fervent desire to do anything we can to help minimize the potential spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 and take care of our at-risk neighbors and friends.
We are a connected community looking after each other in this time of great need and we believe no step is too small. Our neighborhoods are connected in so many ways we want to minimize sharing this virus and keep our communities safe.
Thank you in advance.