Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor One Chicago & Others are Helping Out in a Big Way
There are many organizations & people donating across the country. But there’s a unique group donating you may not have thought of.
…even though these may be a group of people you watch regularly.
We can all agree, we’ve had our guilt pleasure TV show from time to time…
Anyone watch (binge) The Good Doctor or Grey’s Anatomy…?
These shows are making critical donations to communities fighting to protect us.
How Are They Helping?
While TV shows that focus on medical situations use actors, the props & medical supplies are 100% real.
So, production crews for your favorite medical TV shows are donating to fire fighters & hospitals across the nation to help the cause.
What a great idea right..?!
Who is Donating?
Many of our favorite medical shows are helping out their communities. Check out who is donating:
The popular show Grey’s Anatomy has stepped up to support LA hospitals by donating their supplies on set.
Their supply of gowns and gloves is being distributed to many hospitals. They’re trying to spread the love around Los Angeles.
“We are all overwhelmed with gratitude for our healthcare workers during this incredibly difficult time, and in addition to these donations, we are doing our part to help them by staying home.” said Krista Vernoff.
The show Station 19 donated to the Ontario Fire Department, among other places. Fire fighters were given N95 face masks to protect them while on the job.
Krista Vernoff, who is also on Station 19, said, “we were lucky enough to have about 300 of the coveted N95 masks, which we donated to our local fire station. They were tremendously grateful.”
The production staff and actors were happy that those in need were able to utilize their materials in a meaningful way.
One Chicago Shows:
In Chicago, there are 3 TV shows (Chicago Fire, Chicago PD & Chicago Med), all under the Chicago umbrella, that are stepping up in a big way. Since they film 3 shows, they have quite a bit of left over gear, so they are donating all of it to local Chicago hospitals in need of a resupply.
Show runners from their productions issued a statement saying how happy they were that their show could help in times like these and actually make a real difference in the health crisis.
The Good Doctor:
The Good Doctor is another show donating to the cause. Even though they finished production in March, they still have many extra supplies on set.
Their production team is planning to donate the extra supplies to the Vancouver community.
Does you watch The Resident? Their production staff donated to a local Atlanta hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital (the city where they film the show).
Medical supplies donated include gowns, gloves, face masks & other medical supplies on hand.
Dr Karen Law, who was skeptical of where they would find additional supplies after they were running low, said, “And yet, a magical shipment of masks DID arrive, in the form of this very generous gesture. This kind of community support means so much to our #frontlineproviders who are making many sacrifices to staff our hospitals and care for our community.”
You can find her full quote on Instagram:
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“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” . To the entire team @theresidentonfox, thank you for this incredibly generous donation of #PPE from your set, including gowns, masks, gloves, and all the things our healthcare workers need to provide safe care for our community during #COVID19. . Yesterday, I had a serious discussion with the residents about how, though supplies are low, a magical shipment of masks is unlikely to arrive. And yet, a magical shipment of masks DID arrive, in the form of this very generous gesture. This kind of community support means so much to our #frontlineproviders who are making many sacrifices to staff our hospitals and care for our community. . Thank you, @theresidentonfox and @foxtv for being helpers. We needed this kind of good news today. . PS: Sorry it’s not a great pic, but the focus was not on the photo at the time. Similarly, the team @theresidentonfox are good citizens doing good deeds and not looking for a shout out. Though I encourage all to support The Resident and the great team behind the show and to pay their good deed forward any way you can. . #Hurstlife #residentlife #emoryIMresidents #lookforthehelpers #gratitude
911 & 911: Lone Star:
Tim Minear shared a tweet that showed their team (his assistant) donating their medical supplies from set.
Everyone is doing their part in show business!
My intrepid assistant, Keith Tripler, delivering medical supplies from both 911 and 911: Lone Star productions to area hospitals. Thanks, Keith! pic.twitter.com/EeYYDEhjAL
— Tim Minear (@CancelledAgain) March 23, 2020
While television shows and movie filmings are all on hold due to the current state of affairs, this is a great way to help out!
Hospitals are getting more of what they need most and the shows are helping out in a big way. This creative idea to help the local communities where they film and live can make a difference in the lives of those fighting on the front lines.
Who knew set costumes, props & decorations could help so much?
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