Donate: First to Goal Fund
On Friday, March 27, the Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation
received a generous $150,000 donation from Candy and Eddie DeBartolo and Family to create the First to Goal Fund
, which will support frontline health care staff as well as area first responders such as police, fire, ambulance, and quick response units. The purpose of the fund is to provide them with the support, equipment and supplies they need to reach their goal of emergency preparedness, caring for ill patients, and eliminating the spread of COVID-19 in northwest Montana.
“On behalf of my family, we are proud to support the first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Eddie DeBartolo. “We would like to urge other community leaders to join us in this very important cause to help our local heroes. We will continue to support this fund until the virus is gone and we send our love and gratitude to the entire Flathead Valley and urge you all to please stay healthy and well.”
The DeBartolo family invites the Flathead Valley to join them in supporting those on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Make your tax-deductible donation HERE
Project PPE: THANK YOU!
Thank you to our wonderful community for helping us surpass our goal of 10,000 masks!
Your time, creativity, and generosity has helped us build up a supply of PPE for our staff, especially those who will be on the front lines again if Montana has a resurgence of COVID-19. We are so grateful for your help and support.
How to make PPE items
Sewn cloth masks:
Washable cloth masks are also welcome and helpful for general daily use. 100% cotton (tightly woven) is the recommended fabric.
*Note: Cloth masks will not be used in sterile environments or in place of recommended PPE in certain circumstances.
or watch video tutorial
Download advanced mask pattern and watch video tutorial
3-D Printed masks can help bolster supplies of N-95 masks.
Download files for 3-D printed masks
Plastic face shields are in short supply, as well.
Watch tutorial video
To help protect our staff and our patients.
*If you do not sew or have supplies
, you're welcome to send a word of encouragement or thanks to employees, letters can be sent to 310 Sunnyview Lane Kalispell MT 59901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org