During times of crisis, the Ochsner Employee Assistance Fund stands at the ready to offer crucial support to employees in need. In the past, these times have included natural disasters, fires and medical emergencies. For many employees, the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed great hardship. In an effort to help, the Employee Assistance Fund has been working to help front line staff who have put their lives on the line to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community. To support the devoted staff at Ochsner during this unprecedented time please consider the Employee Assistance Fund. The wellbeing of our employees is so crucial and timely resources will be available from this fund to them as needs arise. The Employee Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for Ochsner employees directly impacted by COVID-19 and exists to provide financial grants to the employees who are our frontline workers and have put their lives on hold to protect ours and those in our communities. The Fund is used to support employees across our system during times of intense need. Your support ensures that resources are always there when our frontline employees need it most. To read more about the impact donors have made, please enjoy this Donor Impact Report.
Your support helps people like Susan, pictured here with Jennifer Guillory (left), Employee Giving Ambassador for Lake Charles.
My name is Susan Meaux. I work for Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center as an HIM Document Imaging Technician Administration. I would like to thank the donors to the Employee Assistance Fund for helping me out during Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta. I really don’t know where I would be if it weren’t for them. I worked for a company for 24 ½ years and never saw anything like this before. I have never worked for a company that takes care of and supports it’s employees like Ochsner. We are not a number. Everyone addresses everyone by their name. Ochsner is truly concerned about their employees and is a really great place to work. Your gift to the Employee Assistance Fund will not be used anywhere else but for the employees in a time of need. Based on my experience as an employee of only about three months (at the time of the hurricanes), I received help from the Employee Assistance Fund. With all the banks closed, I had no cash on hand. With the help of the Employee Assistance Fund, the stress level was lifted some. I knew I would be able to get some of the things I needed to survive until the electricity was turned back on. I would like to thank everyone that has given to the Employee Assistance Fund.
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