Health Care Workers At Lone Peak Hospital Assemble Care Kits For Homeless
Dec 8, 2020, 12:36 PM
DRAPER, Utah – Health care workers are paying it forward this holiday Season.
On Tuesday, employees at Lone Peak Hospital in Draper spent their breaks assembling care kits for the homeless.
They filled 150 bags full of essential items like toothbrushes, lotion, deodorant, personal hygiene items, socks and more.
“With COVID, we’re seeing more people that are struggling, more people that are losing their home, losing their jobs, and need additional resources,” said Stephanie Ripley, a social worker who organized the production of the kits. “So in all the kits there is also going to be a list of different resources for medical, dental, food, shelter, those kind of things you don’t normally know of unless someone tells you.”
Ripley said the inspiration to help the homeless came after seeing the need, and she also wanted to give back to community members for their support throughout the pandemic and all the stress they have been under.
“I’m just really grateful to the community for supporting us, and they’re awesome,” she said as she fought back tears. “Everybody has been really nice, and we just felt like we needed to give back, so thanks, thank you everybody.”
Ripley said what is not picked up before Christmas will also be donated to a local homeless shelter.