SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Over three weeks, Sanford Health and Good Samaritan Society employees donated more than $1 million for colleagues facing financial hardship related to COVID-19.
“We are family here,” said Bobbie Tibbetts, president of the Sanford Health Foundation. “This is how family pulls together in crisis and comes out stronger. We lift each other up so we can do what we’re called to do — to care for our patients and communities, together, now and always.” The Good Samaritan Foundation became a part of the Sanford Health Foundation when their parent organizations merged in 2019.
The gifts benefit the Foundation’s Enterprise Employee Crisis Fund, which supports both Sanford and Good Samaritan Society employees struggling to meet basic needs due to extraordinary and unexpected circumstances — like those caused by the far-reaching effects of the ongoing pandemic.