NEWBURGH – Last week New York State Senator James Skoufis, (D-Hudson Valley) delivered “Recovery Kits” to healthcare workers at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall and Cornerstone Family Healthcare.
The “Recovery Kits” included: hand-written letters from students throughout the Senate District who participated in “Project Gratitude,” a letter-writing campaign that Skoufis launched at the beginning of the pandemic; snacks; coffee and tea packets; and chapstick, lotion. The hope is that these items will bring a moment of wellness to healthcare workers during recovery time after their shifts.
“These healthcare organizations have been inundated with COVID-19 patients and this was our way of expressing some gratitude for all they’ve sacrificed for us the past few months,” said Senator Skoufis. “We partnered with students to get a message of thanks out to workers through our letter-writing campaign, as well as supplied them with some self-care items to help them through the day. There is much work to be done and I’m continuing to fight for our frontline workers both locally as well as in Albany.”
Joan Cusack-McGuirk, President and CEO of Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall said, “Senator Skoufis has been shoulder-to-shoulder with me, six-feet apart, throughout this. Whether it be locally or at the state level, anytime I needed assistance, Senator Skoufis has been there. I’m so thankful he thought of Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall to drop off these kits of gratitude.”
Linda Muller, President and CEO of Cornerstone Family Healthcare said, “I’d like to thank Senator Skoufis for continually supporting the mission of Cornerstone Family Healthcare and advocating on our behalf to provide quality healthcare to all people. These Recovery Kits are a wonderful example of our community working together during these trying times and are greatly appreciated by our entire team.” Skoufis and his team remain committed to supporting anyone and everyone who is facing difficulty during this time. Skoufis continues to encourage constituents to reach out to his office at firstname.lastname@example.org and 845-567-1270 if they need assistance.