Caregiver Arnelle Souverain reads with a patient as part of Heart 2 Heart’s in-home care services. Contributed by Heart 2 Heart.

Home-care provider in need of PPE, volunteers

Heart 2 Heart Health Service is a home-care provider that opened in East Point in 1986. Two nurses saw a need in the community and embarked with their entrepreneurial interest to solve it, creating a company that cares for the elderly and disabled in the area.

“We strongly believe that our disabled and elderly are the foundation that each community is in need of to stay diverse, future forward and in tune,” said Kenya Gooch, the assistant administrator of Heart 2 Heart.

Now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Heart 2 Heart Health Service is working to protect and provide for some of our community’s most vulnerable people. It is also in the early phase of creating a new adult day health center.

“Right now our goal is to help the communities heal, offer educational resources, provide PPE to those in need and help keep our staff and clients covid free,” said Gooch.

As the pandemic continues, Heart 2 Heart is reaching out to the community to ask for help. The lack of available PPE is endangering the staff and clients at Heart 2 Heart.

“We are always in need of PPE supplies. We are in need of contactless thermometers, gloves, more masks,” said Gooch, “We are operating with a 50% loss because people are so afraid, however we do have to purchase more supplies to ensure both the staff and the clients are okay.”

Heart 2 Heart is also in need of volunteers with experience in business management, marketing and public relations.

Who’s helping?

Heart 2 Heart Health Service

Services: Heart 2 Heart is a home-care provider for elderly and disabled people in Atlanta. The company assists with basic care like bathing, dressing, grooming, meal prep, medicine reminders, shopping and housekeeping. They also offer programs for personal support and companion and sitter services.

How to help: Heart 2 Heart is in need of PPE and health supplies like contactless thermometers, gloves and masks. The home-care provider is also in need of volunteers with experience in business management, marketing and public relations.

Where to donate: Visit www.heart2hearthomecareinc.com to donate.

If you are involved in or know of an organization working to bring relief to the Atlanta community during the coronavirus pandemic OR you are with an organization with supplies that you don’t know where to donate, please email us at Shannon.n.Dominy@gmail.com.

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