MORRISTOWN, New Jersey – To help healthcare heroes at Morristown Medical Center continue the fight against COVID-19, the Washington Association has made a $3,000 donation.

The donation was made to Morristown Medical's COVID-19 Support Fund. According to Susan Johns, Major Gifts Officer with the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center and a Trustee of the WANJ, the Support Fund is used to purchase the equipment needed to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients and to support other urgent needs related to the COVID-19 crisis response.

At its recent Board meeting, the WANJ trustees unanimously agreed that they needed to share their resources to honor the service of Medical Center staff and support the community in this time of crisis. “We are so grateful for everything the Medical Center and its staff members are doing to care for our community,” said Philip Gaffney,President, WANJ. “We think they are displaying the same courage, perseverance, and determination that the Continental Army did during their encampment in Morristown during the winter of 1779-80.”

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Mr. Gaffney explained that during that encampment, New Jersey faced its harshest winter on record. Twenty-eight storms, including a two-day long blizzard, left George Washington’s Continental Army battling exhaustion and severe supply shortages. Yet, despite the harsh conditions, the patriot army, bound together by a common goal, endured and went on to secure American independence.

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