FM Area Foundation Launches Coffee for Healthcare Heroes Fund
- December 03, 2020
In response to the increased demands being placed on local healthcare workers, the FM Area Foundation recently partnered with the Offutt Family Foundation to create the Coffee for Healthcare Heroes Fund to show support and appreciation for the important work being done.
The purpose of the fund is to support, caffeinate and bring joy to frontline healthcare heroes working in the hospitals in the Fargo-Moorhead area. All proceeds of this fund go toward purchasing coffee for healthcare workers at area hospitals.
The FM Area Foundation and the Offutt Family Foundation each invested $20,000 into the fund to get it started. The R.D. Offutt Company and Microsoft TechSpark have also made contributions into the fund, along with individual donors.
The first round of coffee gift cards from the Coffee for Healthcare Heroes Fund were distributed to Sanford, Essentia and to the Fargo VA totaling $40,000.
"Thank you FM Area Foundation and Offutt Family Foundation for your kindness and coffee treat! We sure do enjoy our caffeine these days. Be well and stay safe!" -- the Essentia Health Neurosciences and Surgical Specialty Teams.
The Coffee for Healthcare Heroes Fund will continue to award coffee gift cards to local healthcare workers as funds allow.
“We invite the community to join us in showing appreciation and support for the dedication and hard work of our local healthcare workers,” said Eric Wilkie, CEO of the FM Area Foundation.