Tri-State Hospital Foundation is partnering with the International Movement of Giving-#GivingTuesdayNow to raise money for the Tri-State COVID-19 Response Fund

Tri-State Hospital Foundation is partnering with the International Movement of Giving-#GivingTuesdayNow, on May 5, to raise funds of $10,000 for Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus’ COVID-19 Response Fund.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place as an emergency response to the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19. The day drives an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and non-profits around the world. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where they are.

“We are excited to partner with the community on this international movement of giving,” said D’Lynn Ottmar, Chief Development Officer at the Tri-State Hospital Foundation. “When we come together out of kindness and generosity during times like these, great things can be achieved to help people. We are all in this together.”

#GivingTuesdayNow is a well-known partner in philanthropy that focuses typically on two days of giving each year. This year with the COVID-19 crisis, #GivingTuesdayNow dedicated an additional day of giving as a response to the unique needs caused by COVID-19.

 The Lewis-Clark Valley community has experienced job loss, wage cuts, school closures, along with the adjustments that encompass the stay at home, stay safe initiative. Anyone can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes; every act of generosity counts. The global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing.

“As a global community, we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to support one another. We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organizations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities,” said Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday. “#GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for us to stand united and use grassroots generosity to show that we are all in this together, beginning to end. Even as many face financial uncertainty, generosity is not about size. From calling an elderly neighbor to chat to offering translation help; from showing gratitude to our healthcare workers to donating to your local food bank, every act of kindness is a beacon of hope in this crisis. We all have something to give, and every act of human consideration and kindness matters.”

For those interested in partnering with the Tri-State Hospital Foundation as part of the #GivingTuesdayNow campaign, they are invited to join gift donations beginning today through Tuesday, May 5. Donations may be mailed to the Tri-State Hospital Foundation at P.O. Box 636, Clarkston, WA 99403, or by going online at

To obtain additional details about the GivingTuesday Now movement, visit their website at, Facebook page, or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdayNow on Twitter. For youth interested in joining the movement, visit for inspiration and project ideas.