*** PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE UNDER SPECIAL NOTES ONE DAY BEFORE DELIVERY FOR ANY CHANGES TO THE DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS*** Our local ER staff are working on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic to keep us all safe, while we are staying home to keep them safe. Let's show our appreciation and support by providing them some catered meals.This is also an opportunity to support our local restaurants and delivery drivers. HOW TO HELP: 1) Please sign up by "CLAIMING" a lunch or dinner slot for 25 PEOPLE. You may privately pool money together with friends to sign up for a slot if you wish! 2) You pick any local restaurant of your choice to place your order and utilize either their delivery service, Grub Hub, Uber Eats, Door Dash, or anything else that provides the delivery (you may not deliver it yourself). No gift cards--please just place an order. 3) In your claimed spot, please specify where the delivery will be from and a brief description of what is ordered. 4) Make sure to indicate to the restaurant or delivery service that delivery must be made at the specified time, to the specified location detailed below in special notes, and in compliance with all the guidelines listed herein. GUIDELINES: Please know that the food donation must comply with appropriate guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. • Food must come from restaurants only and must be individually wrapped and sealed—no large tin family-style pans • The hospital is unable to accept homemade foods— for precautionary measures and for the safety and protection of our entire staff and patients. • Please order atleast 5 meals that are Vegetarian (out of the 25) ************ Please keep your receipts and check with your accountants/tax preparers to find out if you can utilize this as a tax deductible donation. - We are doing our part by staying home, but this is one small thing we can do as a community to mobilize behind those that must go to work to help our communities! Please note when calling to place your order please mention that you are donating your meal, as some restaurants may provide some type of discount for your good deed!
DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS __________________________ Please note which Unit you are donating to when you sign up for a meal donation and coordinate accordingly. If going to the MICU/CCU units, Please send Donald Breeding, RN an email ONE DAY prior to your Delivery Date at DONALD.BREEDING@va.gov If going to the 3D COVID unit, Please send Gina Garcia, RN an email ONE DAY prior to your delivery Date at GINA.GARCIA@va.gov All Deliveries need to go to:Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center - MAIN entrance (please enter the VA complex on Holcombe) Use: 2002 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030 on Google Maps/Waze. Upon arrival, call the CHARGE NURSE at 832-312-7794 or so that someone can come outside the Main Entrance for pickup. If no response, call 832-368-7841 and tell them you have a food delivery for the UNIT waiting outside. Please let them know WHICH UNIT the Donation is for.
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