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Front-Line Responders Fund

$100,260
100%
Raised toward our $100,000 Goal
115 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on August 31, at 11:59 PM CDT
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We did it! We Made our Goal - Thank You Donors

August 20, 2020

Thank you to all of the donors who contributed to this fund. We will be able to provide crisis support to students and staff who need our help.

 

So Close to Goal: Give Now!

August 17, 2020

As a result of donations large and small, the finish line is within sight for meeting our $100,000 goal for the Front-Line Responders Fund. There is only $3,500 remaining to raise. 

 

Meet Lauren Coleman ’21, one of the many students who deserves our help. Lauren is finishing her degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis on health and medicine. She also works for a large urgent care group in the St. Louis area, where she performs COVID testing on patients. 

 

“When I get to work, there is a line of people outside waiting to be tested for COVID-19. We frequently run out of rapid tests before the day is over, and we have to turn people away. I worry about my own exposure and the risk of exposing my family and friends, but I enjoy my work and my patients are very thankful and appreciative.” 

 

We are so close to meeting our goal. Help us show our students how much we appreciate their sacrifice. 

An Urgent Call for Help - Webster Front-Line Responders Fund

July 14, 2020

Professor in Nursing Jenny Broeder talks about the emotional toll that Webster University nursing students are taking during the COVID crisis. Please give to the Front-Line Responders Fund now to help our students working on the front-line in health care.

 

"Do your part, and we will get through this."

May 28, 2020

Charlie Johnson, Webster Class of 2022, is a registered nurse earning a Master of Science in Nursing degree. He is a nurse manager in emergency services at a local St. Louis hospital and has been caring for COVID-19 patients from the very beginning of the outbreak. Charlie still finds a way to be optimistic in the midst of the hard work.

 

“This is a challenging time for us in the hospital. The demands of my job have made going to school much harder, but my professors have been very accommodating.”  

“I went into nursing to help people. I cope by knowing I have a job to do that gives me a sense of gratification, and I am helping the COVID patients get through their time in the hospital.”

 

“I want other students to know that we will get through this. Webster is a great school, and they will help students. Eventually we will be able to get back to class. The way we’ve come together as a community has been amazing.”  

 

Let's show Charlie, and the other Webster student front-line responders, our gratitude for their sacrifice in a tangible way. The Front-Line Responders Fund provides financial assistance to students working on the front lines, assuring that they will continue their degrees on the other side of COVID-19. Please donate now to the fund. Your gesture will be appreciated, and your gift will make a difference.  

 

Charlie encourages us all to stay positive. “It takes everyone to fight this pandemic. Do your part, and we will get through this.”

Nurse Dakota Harmon Takes on COVID-19 and Wins!

May 08, 2020

Dakota Harmon, Class of 2021, is a student and an emergency room nurse. Her words represent so many of our students working at their own risk to help other people.

 

I’ve always wanted to be the person that stands between illness and health. I went to a FEMA training for COVID-19 when we had only one person testing positive in the states, just so I could be prepared to handle this back in my ER. The fact that I am helping is such a heart-warming feeling. I can’t ask for a better career.

 

I tested positive for COVID-19, so I was not allowed to work for 2 weeks when I was used to working 50-60 hours a week. A gift would help me get back on track. I think that any gift during this time lets everyone know that we are appreciated and thought about.