After a string of recent high-profile donations, The Bonafiglia Family made its most-significant local contribution this week to the frontline workers at the Huntington Living Center in Waterloo.
The Huntington Living Center have faced a particularly crushing COVID-19 outbreak – requiring workers to risk their health while caring for the residents who depend on them.
The Bonafiglia Family made an incredibly generous donation of $100,000 to recognize and reward the dedication, hard work and commitment of Huntington Living Center and other Finger Lakes Health staff during these unprecedented times. The donation is designated to be used to pay each employee an additional $10 per hour for each hour worked at the facility between December 13th and December 26th.
The additional pay will benefit a wide range of Huntington Living Center staff including certified nursing assistants, housekeepers, facilities personnel, nurses, nutritional services staff, and those working in rehabilitation, activities, social work, and other areas. Employees working at Huntington Living Center from other sites will also be eligible for this bonus pay.
“On behalf of the board, administration and all of us at Finger Lakes Health, we are humbled by and thankful to The Bonafiglia Family for recognizing the hard work and devotion our Huntington Living Center staff has demonstrated to those who have entrusted us with their care during these most challenging times. The Bonafiglia Family has through word, deed, and their most generous gift embodied the feeling and meaning of family,” Dr. Jose Acevedo, President & CEO of Finger Lakes Health said.
“To the Bonafiglia Family, we are so deeply grateful and honored by this most generous and sincere gift. This act of love and kindness from the Bonafiglia Family to our staff who are dedicated to serving the most vulnerable among us, has touched our hearts deeply and demonstrated the support of our community is such a tangible way. This family has recognized the extraordinary circumstances and made a significant and impactful difference in this crisis,” Bill Garrity, Vice President of Long Term Care added.
Karol Prayne, Administrator at the Huntington Living Center sees first hand, every day, the struggle her staff faces, and she is enormously grateful for the Bonafiglia donation and for the community support the facility has received throughout the pandemic.
“Thank you so much for this amazing and generous donation to the staff working at Huntington Living Center. We are very appreciative of the Bonafiglia Family reaching out to us and making this incredible donation that benefits our Huntington Family of employees at this very difficult and challenging time. My staff and I are overwhelmed and in awe of the community response to provide us with ongoing support, words of encouragement, food, monetary donations and gift cards. We are proud to be a part of the surrounding communities who have given so much to us over these past months,” Prayne said.
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