New England Urgent Care employees raised enough to purchase Thanksgiving dinners for 18 West Hartford families.
Putting compassionate care in action, New England Urgent Care employees collected $1,100 towards the purchase of Thanksgiving dinners for needy families in West Hartford.
Physician Assistant Michael Zerbe and Radiology Technician Luciane Mastrangeli – two members of the New England Urgent Care staff – spearheaded the effort and worked with West Hartford Social Services Director Ed Sanady.
Zerbe said, “In a combined effort with the Elmwood-West Hartford Stop & Shop, which generously donated $100 towards our collection, New England Urgent Care employees collected enough money for 18 Thanksgiving dinners. Each Stop & Shop dinner package feeds a family of six and is valued at $59.99. The package consists of a 12-pound turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry relish, green bean casserole, and a choice of an apple or pumpkin pie.”
The Monday before Thanksgiving, New England Urgent Care employees will purchase dinner package vouchers from Stop & Shop and deliver them to West Hartford Social Services where they will be distributed to an assigned family in need. Due to privacy and confidentiality reasons, families’ names are not disclosed. To pick up their meal, each family will present their voucher to Stop & Shop the day before Thanksgiving.
“New England Urgent Care employees are excited their contribution will go a long way toward helping needy families this holiday,” explained Mastrangeli. “We care about our patients and our community. This is another way for us to put our compassion for others into action.”
New England Urgent Care has four convenient locations – West Hartford, Enfield, Bristol and Simsbury – and is directed by board-certified, emergency medicine physicians with over 20 years emergency care experience. All facilities are always staffed with ER-experienced RNs and provider (MD or PA) teams. As a true, certified, urgent care practice, New England Urgent Care has the equipment and expertise to treat all non-life threatening urgent and emergency medical illnesses and injuries for all ages – including infants and the elderly – right away, without an appointment.