By Paul Gattis
As a “thank you” to employees at Huntsville Hospital for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of businesses in Huntsville are giving $50,000 in gift cards to those employees.
Campus 805, a development near downtown Huntsville that includes restaurants and craft breweries, is making the donation to the hospital’s foundation, which will then distribute the gift cards to employees.
“We have been well cared for during the pandemic by Huntsville Hospital and want their employees to know how much we appreciate their sacrifice and work,” Randy Schrimsher, president of Schrimsher Company, Inc. and developer of Campus No. 805, said in a statement.
“When I recently needed a procedure at Huntsville Hospital, I was so impressed with the care I received. Watching everyone from doctors, nurses and technicians to food service workers made me realize how much they do for patients. This donation is just a small thank you for the people who are on the front lines every day.”
The Campus 805 development is unique in that the hub of the area is a former high school and middle school that had been retired. It derives its name from its education background as well as the last three digits of its ZIP code. Campus 805 is made up of nearly two dozen businesses and includes an event space.
“I have been a patient several times in Huntsville Hospital and have always had exceptional care,” Roark, partner with Yellowhammer Brewing at Campus 805, said in a statement. “It’s important to let these workers know how much they are valued and appreciated. I encourage other businesses in the community to do likewise in recognizing and supporting hospital employees.”
“Huntsville Hospital Foundation is extremely grateful to Campus No. 805 for recognizing the invaluable work of our health care heroes in this generous way,” Sarah Savage-Jones, president of Huntsville Hospital Foundation, said in a statement. “Departments across our hospitals are thrilled to be able to use these gift cards for a much-needed night out, team meal or morale boost. After more than two years of fighting COVID, it means the world that our community continues to thank them in creative ways like this.”