Oklahomans Show Support For Healthcare Workers During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Monday, April 27th 2020, 10:03 am
By: Shannon Rousseau


Signs of support are popping up all across the Sooner State, making sure Oklahoma healthcare workers know they 'make a difference' and that 'we're in this together.'  But, it's not just citizens, first responders are also stepping in, to lift others up during this difficult time. Members of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office delivered 600 meals to four area hospitals.

"We want to show our appreciation today to the medical staff," said Deputy Justin Green. "Those who are also out here on the front line serving and giving back to our community." 

Hilton and American Express have also teamed up so hardworking doctors, nurses, paramedics and more can take a break, decompress and get some much needed rest. The companies donated one million hotel stays to medical workers in Oklahoma and across the country.

"There aren't words to say it. Your heart starts to pound. We almost had tears in our eyes, that we wanted to help out," Scott Meyer, DoubleTree at Warren Place General Manager said.

And the generosity just keeps coming. A group called RVs for MDs is making sure healthcare workers have a temporary place to live so they don't have to worry about bringing the virus into their homes.

"To have to fight this virus on the frontlines and come home and be concerned about your family is not conducive to really really top-tier healthcare, which is what we need right now," said volunteer Alisha Stacy.

Because at the end of the day, as Oklahomans cope with a pandemic unlike anything many of us have experienced in our lifetime, we know we have to rely on each other and have hope that better days are on the horizon.