The week of Thanksgiving, Minnesota's hospitals were full of COVID-19 patients, and health care systems' capacities were being tested like never before.
Through a Facebook discussion about how to support health care workers, I learned that many of those workers can easily get dehydrated during long shifts wearing several layers of PPE.
I decided to support my local hospital staff with a donation of healthy snacks and electrolyte drinks, to help them get through these long, tiring shifts.
I made two bags of goodies, and asked that one bag go to ICU workers, and other bag go to laundry/cleaning staff members, as these staff are often overlooked for their service.
In my thank you notes to the workers, I wrote that "we see you," to remind them that members of the community do appreciate them, and that their heroic efforts are being noticed.