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WFCU & Farhi Holdings To Provide Alternate Accommodations Hospital Frontline Healthcare Workers

Monday March 30th, 2020, 11:15am

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WFCU Credit Union along with Farhi Holdings Corporation have partnered to provide alternate accommodations to frontline healthcare workers at Windsor Regional Hospital who are unable to return to their homes due to the risks they face in responding to COVID-19 and their unique personal family health issues.

The frontline healthcare workers will be provided accommodations for up to three months, at the Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel located at 277 Riverside Drive West. Together, Farhi and WFCU have committed over $650,000 to the initiative.

“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Responding to COVID-19 requires all of us to think outside of the box and move quickly. It is our pleasure to support the Windsor community and the regional hospital. The sacrifice of our healthcare workers, doctors, nurses and other practitioners will never be forgotten. It is our hope that the accommodation will provide relief to our frontline workers as they fight an invisible enemy,” said Shmuel Farhi, President, Farhi Holdings Corporation.

Approximately 40 rooms have been reserved at the Best Western by WFCU and Farhi for use by staff from Windsor Regional Hospital.

“Accommodations have been identified as a critical need by many frontline workers who are concerned about returning home to their families due to the risks this may pose, especially if they have unique personal family health issues,” said Shmuel Farhi. “We have the accommodations that are required and we are pleased to be able to offer them to assist these frontline workers. Now more than ever we need to stay united to ensure that our community remains safe.”

Windsor Regional Hospital will be coordinating the allocation of the rooms in conjunction with the hotel.

“Windsor Regional Hospital is overwhelmed by the outpouring of community support for our staff on the frontlines, and the care they provide to patients,” said David Musyj, President and CEO Windsor Regional Hospital. “I want to thank Shmuel Farhi, Farhi and Eddie Francis, WFCU for coming forward, at this difficult time, to provide hotel accommodations for Windsor Regional Hospital staff. Your efforts to “flatten the curve” are appreciated. This will be an option for staff who need to isolate from family and friends while working on the frontline.”

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