Showing posts from May, 2020

National Nurses Day!

On the heels of GivingTuesday (yesterday), we have another major national day today, May 6th, honoring nurses and by extension--other healthcare workers.

At the turn of the century, Florence Nightingale is credited with founding modern nursing. She was an advocate of strict hand washing and other practices--and is credited with reducing the death rate among wounded soldiers (Crimean War) from some 40% to 2%.

It is fitting that we honor the millions of nurses at work today, and particularly during COVID. Every one of us will benefit from the care of a nurse during our lifetimes, and today, they are on the front lines like no one else.

We join so many others honoring the work they do, and the care they offer, as they focus on the healing and support of all to whom they attend. 

Thank you.

Giving Tuesday!

Yes, during a pandemic it's hard to take the time. But perhaps now is the best time. And if you're reading this after Tuesday--so what? Make a difference and give today.

To whom?  How about your local newspaper or faith-based organization, or a community service organization stretched to the max responding to COVID? Your alma mater is facing an uncertain fall semester, the community orchestra needs your help. A small business with a curbside pickup could use some support. Pick the thing that matters to you.

And it's true -- the dollars matter, but the number of contributions matters a lot--even it's only a few bucks because every donation demonstrates support. 

Visionlink's part? We are contributing solutions to states and VOAD agencies to support COVID relief. What we all do matters less than that we do something. Rage against the doomsayers, hold on to the belief--proven by our history time and time again--that when we pull together, we do amazing things together.

Stay well -- from all of us Visionlink.