The Coronavirus pandemic has created new challenges across the globe and to help respond to those challenges PeaceHealth has created a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund in each of its communities: Eugene-Springfield, Cottage Grove and Creswell. 

Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation launched its fund thanks to a $25,000 donation from the Oregon Community Credit Union. 

The money will be used to support pandemic response efforts, such as testing, patient care, clinical and administrative staff support and training, and other needed resources and equipment.

Residents who want to donate to support medical facilities in Creswell, Cottage Grove, Springfield and Florence, can visit peacehealth.org for more information.