Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Pottstown Hospital Support Coming in Many Forms

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Pottstown Hospital staff show off the masks donated through the efforts of the Pottstown chapter of the NAACP and the Pottstown Children's Foundation. The PCF also bought lunch Tuesday for the Lower Pottsgrove Police Dept.

On Tuesday, NPR reported that the cornonavirus has now killed more people than the Vietnam War.

So like the medical professionals who served during that war, those serving on the front lines fighting this virus right here in Pottstown also deserve our respect and thanks.

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Stephanie Worrell, surgical technologist at Pottstown
Hospital with the food donated by VVA Chapter 565
And perhaps that's why it seems so appropriate to tell you about a donation from Pottstown Vietnam
Veterans of America Keystone Chapter 565.

They were informed that more food was being purchased for the Emergency Room than it could possibly eat.

"The food designated to for a specific department in that hospital cannot be shared with other departments. That is that hospital's protocol," according to Billy Worrell, vice president of the post.

So on April 14, the chapter provided 14 large pizzas and three tossed salads to some of the other departments at the hospital.

The pizza came from Valentino's Pizzeria in Stowe, who "have been very good to veteran projects in the past," said Worrell.

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 Rocky Citrino, left, and Jesse Schmoyer, deliver pizzas from
Little Italy, and are welcomed by hospital staffer Kim Basile.
There is certainly no shortage of pizza at the hospital.

On Monday, Rocky Citrino, proprietor of Little Italy, delivered 95 free pizzas to the hospital staff.

Additionally, a supply of surgical masks, some donated anonymously to the Pottstown chapter of NAACP, and the others obtained by the Pottstown Children's Foundation, were provided to hospital staff.

All this is in addition to drive-by appreciation parades over the past two weeks and the OJR alum who set up a site allowing donors to match local restaurants with hospital shifts for meals.

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