BAKERSFIELD,Calif. — Chevron has announced a gift of $100,000 to Adventist Health Bakersfield to help healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement, “we are inspired by the frontline workers of Adventist Health and are honored to support their tireless efforts to slow the spread of this virus in our community,” said Patty Canessa, Public Affairs Manager at Chevron.
Adventist Health Bakersfield President Sharlet Briggs shares they accepted the gift and announced that its nonprofit medical center has created a matching fund for community members to contribute as well.
“We are deeply grateful for Chevron’s partnership and caring about the safety of our staff and our community,” Briggs said. “Through the community’s gifts of financial contributions, food, masks and so much more, they are joining our healthcare teams in this life-saving mission.”
Briggs added that the gift from Chevron is a prime example of corporate partnership investing in community wellness and the stewardship of teamwork.
According to the announcement, "community members may give a tax-deductible donation to help in the pandemic effort by visiting the Adventist Health Bakersfield Foundation" website here.