Healthcare workers across the country are at the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. We are also seeing great acts of kindness directed towards these warriors, like collections of personal protective equipment, food donations, and now something sweet! Our partners from Lowy’s Moving Service, a Wheaton Worldwide Moving agent, teamed up with Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore to donate more than 460,000 cookies to 15 New Jersey hospitals.
For the past 12 years, Lowy’s Moving Service has handled all warehousing and logistics for the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore during cookie season. Lowy’s wanted to spread a little happiness and cheer to the healthcare professionals that are working non-stop to keep us healthy and safe.
Max Lowy, a member of our Mover Action Committee and Vice President of Business Development and Marketing of Lowy’s, helped to organize the effort.
"We don't have masks or medical supplies to donate, but we can try to help in a way that makes sense for our moving company," Lowy said. "Hopefully this will inspire other companies to give and support in the ways that they can."
The Lowy's Moving Service crew traveled all across the Garden State to try and bring a smile to the faces of the healthcare workers who are doing a heroic job each and every day. The cookies were delivered to the following hospitals:
- Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune)
- Booker Family Health Center (Neptune)
- Ocean Medical Center (Brick)
- Southern Ocean Medical Center (Manahawkin)
- St. Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston)
- Clara Mass Medical Center (Belleville)
- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (Newark)
- Monmouth Medical Center (Long Branch)
- Monmouth South Medical Center (Lakewood)
- Community Medical Center (Toms River)
- Jersey City Medical Center (Jersey City)
- Hamilton Health Medical Center (Hamilton)
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (Somerset)
- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Brunswick)
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (Rahway)
Lowy's also delivered more than 1,600 lbs. of cookies to Fulfill, the food bank which services Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
As of April 3, New Jersey had more than 25,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the second highest total in the U.S. New Jersey healthcare workers are risking their lives to treat and care for the increasing number of sick. We are so proud of our partners at Lowy’s Moving Service for providing those at the frontlines with a sweet treat and the gratitude of all New Jerseyans!
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