LifePoint Church donates more than 1,800 gift cards to Valley Health Systems employees in Holyoke

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – LifePoint Church in Chicopee purchased $18,000 in gift cards to thank the employees at Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems.

The 1,817 employees who have served the community with outstanding and compassionate health care during the COVID-19 pandemic will receive a $10 Dunkin gift card Wednesday from LifePoint Church.

Pastor Kevin Whitacre of Lifepoint Church said the congregation came together to pay for each of these gift cards, “For us, it’s a tangible way to really make a positive impact in our community, it’s just a small way to say thank you. We think that’s a big deal.”

Pastor Whitacre also said that some members of the congregation bought as many as 150 gift cards for this initiative.

A thank you presentation was held at Holyoke Medical Center on 575 Beech Street at 11:00 a.m. with Lifepoint Church and members of Holyoke Medical Center. Gift cards were provided to all Valley Health Systems employees, including Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke Medical Group, Holyoke VNA Hospice Life Care, and River Valley Counseling Center.

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