Cedar Community receives $100,000 grant to help offset healthcare costs | By Carrie Sturn

May 1, 2020 – West Bend, WI – Cedar Community is the recipient of a generous grant from leaders of the National Exchange Bank Foundation Inc.

The Fond du Lac-based foundation donated $100,000 to help Cedar Community offset healthcare costs directly related to the COVID19 pandemic.

“In recent days and weeks we have been hearing much in the media about the very real challenges being faced by hospitals and first responders. Here at Cedar Community, our skilled nursing and assisted living nurses and caregivers are facing these same challenges,” said Nicole Pretre, Vice President of Development.

“They are critical as the front-line defenders and caregivers for our residents. We are beyond grateful for the incredible generosity of the National Exchange Bank Foundation. Their gift will help us continue to serve our residents who are at significant of risk of falling victim to the COVID-19 virus.”

Cedar Community continues to follow all of the guidelines of federal, state, and local health officials. Like many other healthcare organizations, Cedar Community is experiencing higher costs due to increased staffing levels and additional personal protective gear needed by team members caring for residents in skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care, home health, and hospice.

“There are many local organizations carrying out vital work in these uncertain and unprecedented times,” said Sarah Malchow, Cedar Community Director of Philanthropy. “National Exchange Bank Foundation has demonstrated their commitment to the health and safety of seniors in our community. We are incredibly grateful for the support of such a valued and generous local business partner.”


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