sPower makes $200,000 donation to Mary Washington Healthcare
Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) has received a donation of $200,000 from sPower to address the special needs of the health system during the COVID-19 pandemic. sPower, is currently building a 500-megawatt solar facility in Spotsylvania County. Their gift will help MWHC continue to deliver excellent care while keeping the patients and staff safe during these extraordinary circumstances.
Like most hospitals across the country, MWHC is in dire need of personal protective equipment (PPE) because of unprecedented shortages that exist with the impact of COVID-19. MWHC is having to consider a variety of other options and suppliers because of that shortage. This gift will allow the healthcare system to address those shortages as well as offset other unforeseen expenditures incurred in preparing for and operationalizing MWHC’s COVID-19 response.
“The outpouring of donations from the community during this pandemic has been overwhelming. sPower’s incredible gesture underscores the impact corporate philanthropy can make to commit to a not-for-profit health system during this moment in time when access to resources is being challenged,” said Xavier R. Richardson, President of the Mary Washington and Stafford Hospital Foundations in a news release.
“As a renewable energy developer, sPower is committed to providing environmental and economic benefits to communities, but their social responsibility doesn’t stop there. sPower prioritizes being a good neighbor, and it is partnerships like this that demonstrate that commitment,” Richardson added.
“We are proud to support the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation and the health system’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the Greater Fredericksburg region and the state,” said Ryan Creamer, CEO of sPower. “The hospital is on the front lines of COVID-19 response and treatment and leading the way in its field hospital preparedness. Spotsylvania and the surrounding area remain important to us, and our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected.”
“When sPower chose Spotsylvania to build the largest solar project on the East Coast, our county and the Fredericksburg region gained a great corporate partner,” said Gary Skinner, chairman of the Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors. “We’re already seeing the results of this partnership as the company recognized the need and importance of supporting our hospital’s efforts in responding to COVID-19 and the crisis in our community.”