EDISON, NJ - The Edison Office of Emergency Management on Friday organized a show of appreciation for the JFK Medical Center staff and employees.

The event featured police and fire from Edison, Metuchen, Woodbridge, South Plainfield and Highland Park, some ambulances from Woodbridge and, also, the Middlesex County Police and Fire Pipes and Drums.  Signs saluting the hospital workrs were donated by Decals by Design in Edison and flowers were donated by Costco in Edison.

Event participants surrounded the hospital, observing strict social distancing guidelines, and offered their appreciation and thanks for hospital staff and employees during this time of crisis.

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“We have all seen the impressive work being done at JFK Medical Center and at hospitals everywhere and we wanted to show our appreciation for all that they are doing during these difficult times,” said Edison’s Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Andrew Toth.  “I would like to thank our brothers and sisters from surrounding communities who came out to join us and I would also like to thank the corporate sponsors who donated their time and their resources.”  

“In the face of the unrelenting threat brought on by COVID-19, our Office of Emergency Management wanted to show hospital staff and employees just how greatly they are appreciated,” said Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey.  “These are the people taking care of our loved ones during this unprecedented period and, along with our police, fire, paramedics and other First Responders. they have stepped up and never backed down.  So many have felt the impact of this terrible pandemic and, yet, we have seen so many selfless people in the healthcare field continue to make great sacrifices for us all.  Today was a chance to simply say ‘Thank You’”.