RAPID CITY, S.D. (May 4, 2020) – Donations to help medical professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight will go even further during Giving Tuesday Now thanks to the John T. Vucurevich Foundation.
The John T. Vucurevich Foundation will match all donations made on Tuesday, May 5 to Monument Health Foundation’s COVID 19 Medical Response Fund, up to $5,000.
Giving Tuesday Now is a global day of giving designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation and support for communities and nonprofits around the world in response to COVID-19.
Distributions from the newly established fund will be used to purchase or help produce vital medical equipment that will keep caregivers safe so they can continue to fight this virus.
The Monument Health Foundation has already used donations from this fund to help with the creation of hundreds of facemasks through local organizations in Rapid City, Spearfish, Deadwood, Custer and Sturgis. All distributions from this fund are made through requests by Monument Health’s Supply Chain Management leaders to the Monument Health Foundation.
When making a donation, the foundation is asking donors to send a note of encouragement to the physicians and caregivers at Monument Health. They will share these messages with the over 5,000 Monument Health caregivers and physicians working on the front lines.
New provisions in the federal CARES Act make it easier than ever to make a tax-deductible donation to the Monument Health Foundation. The first $300 in personal donations to nonprofits this year are now considered an above the line deduction, meaning itemization is not necessary.
Visit monument.health/response to learn more and make a donation to the COVID-19 Medical Response Fund and have your gift doubled thanks to the John T. Vucurevich Foundation.