Money will be used for protective gear for healthcare workers

Chevron has announced a gift of $100,000 to Adventist Health Bakersfield to help maintain supplies of protective equipment for Bakersfield healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patty Canessa, Public Affairs Manager at Chevron, said, “We are inspired by the frontline workers of Adventist Health and are honored to support their tireless efforts to slow the spread of this virus in our community .”

Adventist Health Bakersfield President Sharlet Briggs accepted the gift and announced that the nonprofit medical center has created a matching fund for community members to also contribute. “We are deeply grateful for Chevron’s partnership and caring about the safety of our staff and our community,” Briggs said. “Through the community’s gifts of financial contributions, food, masks and so much more, they are joining our healthcare teams in this life-saving mission.” Briggs added that the gift from Chevron is a prime example of corporate partnership investing in community wellness and the stewardship of teamwork.

Community members may give a tax-deductible donation to help in the pandemic effort by visiting the Adventist Health Bakersfield Foundation website at https://www.adventisthealth.org/bakersfield/our-foundation/make-a-gift/ and selecting the Emergency Assistance Fund.