Supporting Health Workers

Supporting Health Workers

By Robert Bestwick

In just a couple of hours, over 300 hot drinks were served to Vancouver General Hospital’s workers paid on their behalf by our church with the only goal of recognizing, supporting, and thanking the frontline health workers for their brave service during COVID-19 crisis.
“They were happy and very grateful, but the demand was high, especially in the morning hours,” explained the manager of Café Ami, Rosalind Coulson, located within the health center.
A few blocks from there, Van Nguyen, owner of Lotus Seed Vegan has a tray full of soup containers in his hands. “We are in a hurry, we must deliver at least 100 meals today.” Outside, their front window is filled with large letters that read “free food for health workers.” It is just another part of OAC’s campaign deployed to honor frontline responders. “We are delivering, but some people are coming to pick up their orders and thank us for this act of solidarity” he said.
In addition, OAC has made lawn signs for neighborhood yards and changed its main external signage as a way to express support for everyone in health care, and remind them we are praying for them and their families daily.

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