Support Frontline Health Care Providers in SWFL

Combating Coronavirus as a Community

It’s going to take a community effort to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19). Southwest Florida will come out stronger if we combat the COVID-19 pandemic together. Which is why Lee Health and NCH Healthcare System are working together, responding to this unprecedented crisis swiftly and in unison. You can be part of this solution by supporting frontline efforts to flatten the curve and provide lifesaving treatment.

Critical Resources, Equipment and Supplies Needed

While healthcare systems can anticipate many crises, the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event. It requires an elevated supply of certain critical resources and equipment. You can help fund critical needs such as ventilators, protective equipment, drive thru testing sites and more. You can help provide our frontline healthcare heroes with the tools they need to succeed!

Helping Our Frontline Health Care Heroes

Lee Health and NCH medical teams include critical health care professionals who are working diligently to support the community’s health. All the while, these doctors, nurses and therapists are facing the same uncertainties and lifestyle disruptions that we all have. You can say thank you and lend a helping hand with your donation!

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A Fund That Benefits Us All

In times of crisis, we all benefit by supporting those who can make the most difference. COVID-19 impacts us all, regardless of age or economic status, and the SWFL Stronger Together fund will benefit us all. It will help provide critical resources, equipment and supplies to support medical teams. It will help our hardworking healthcare professionals as they fight the pandemic. This fund is designed to enhance and support performance on the front lines!

  • One-time Gifts
    Make a one-time gift online, by phone at 239-343-6950 or by mailing a check payable to Lee Health Foundation to 9800 South HealthPark Drive, Suite 405 Fort Myers, FL 33908.
  • Recurring Gifts
    Make a long-range impact with recurring automatic donations that you can cancel at any time.
  • Share with Our Community
    Show your support and encourage others to donate by sharing this website and using the hashtag #SWFLtogether.
  • Major Gifts
    For major gifts, matching gifts or corporate sponsorships, please contact us at 239-343-6950
  • IRAs: Charitable Rollover or QCD
    If you’re at least 70½ years old, you and your spouse can each make a gift up to $100,000 through your IRA’s while receiving tax benefits. If you are at least 72 years old, you can apply your required minimum distribution (RMD) as a charitable deduction. Call 239-343-6950 to speak with a Foundation representative.

The Power of Working Together

Lee Health and NCH Healthcare System were working together behind the scenes before the first COVID-19 patient walked through their doors. Immediate action was taken to lead the way together.They were among the first public sector entities to proactively coordinate drive thru testing sites prior to government activation. Additionally, they are limiting non-urgent surgeries and completing joint Continuing Medical Education (CME) training for team members. Their collaboration has also included daily press calls and actions to educate the public.

Supplies Needed

Our hospital systems are in need of supplies to keep our staff and patients safe. We are currently accepting donations of the following items:

• N95 Respirator and Surgical Masks • Eye Protection • Disinfectants • Gowns • Gloves

Supply donations can be delivered to:

Lee Health Foundation
‪9800 S Healthpark Drive, Suite 405
‪Fort Myers, Florida 33908

We ask that donors please call (239) 343-6950 to coordinate delivery as the office hours have been reduced during this time.

NCH Central Campus
2157 Pine Ridge Rd.
Naples, FL 34109

The security guard at the campus will receive the supplies.

Blood Donations Save Lives

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many blood drives have been canceled. Healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well are strongly encouraged to give blood to help maintain an adequate and continuous blood supply and prevent shortages.

Donating blood is a safe process. There is no data or evidence that the COVID-19 can be transmitted by blood transfusion, and there have been no reported cases of transfusion transmission for any respiratory virus worldwide.

To learn more about upcoming blood drives or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, visit Lee Health or NCH blood center webpages.

Additional Resources

Current information about COVID-19 pandemic is available here:

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For more information, please call 239-343-6950.

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