Last week, Warm Hearth notified employees of two new ways it plans to support them through the COVID-19 Pandemic. In a fundraising campaign led by the Warm Hearth Foundation, residents, family members, fellow employees and community members donated more than $20,000 to support employees and their families during this difficult time. Hourly employees who are unable to work from home, whose standard hours have been cut by 25% or more, and employees furloughed due to COVID-19 are eligible to receive assistance from this fund. The fund will also provide financial assistance for any employee or close family member who has been diagnosed with the virus. There are no confirmed cases at the Village at this time.
Amy Slone, Associate Director of Development said the Foundation has been overwhelmed by the support received for the fund. “This is an unsettling time for everyone, yet we have received donations from near and far to help support our staff,” Slone said. “The fact that our residents and supporters care not only for seniors in need at Warm Hearth, but also for our employees in this time of need is incredible. We couldn’t be more grateful.”
In addition, WHV has committed $30,000 per month in supplemental pay for hourly, front-line employees who continue to work on campus, (or in the greater community through Warm Hearth at Home), during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are eager to thank our employees for their dedication to the residents and clients we are privileged to serve, under extremely challenging circumstances” said Ferne Moschella, President and CEO.