Brentwood, TN (September 15, 2017) — The DiversICARE Disaster & Relief Foundation (the “Foundation”), and Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc. (“Diversicare”), today jointly announced that the Foundation has raised over $100,000 for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
When Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast, Diversicare team members at its Yorktown and Houston area nursing centers were heavily impacted. Some of them lost everything. In Florida, in the Wauchula area Diversicare team members suffered great loss due to Hurricane Irma.
As a result, the Diversicare family and friends donated money to the DiversICARE Disaster & Relief Foundation to help support the Diversicare team members during this difficult time. The Foundation has already raised more than $100,000, and that figure is expected to climb in the coming days and weeks.
“Every penny of these donations will go directly to the Diversicare Texas and Florida team members who lost their homes, cars and personal belongings to the hurricanes and subsequent flooding. We are amazed by the generosity of the donors and are so grateful for their contributions,” said a spokesman for the Foundation.
“More than 400 Diversicare team members at these centers, combined, worked around the clock during the storms to provide care for our patients and residents. Some team members even slept in cars in our parking lots, so they wouldn’t miss their shifts. These heroic actions led to no evacuations for our affected centers and the opportunity to provide care for our patients and residents in place. We are blessed to have such a dedicated team of caregivers,” said Kelly Gill, Chief Executive Officer of Diversicare.
The DiversICARE Disaster & Relief Foundation was created for the sole purpose of providing relief to current and former Diversicare team members who are suffering due to various hardships.
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James R. McKnight, Jr.