In celebration of Nurses Appreciation Week, Atlanta United is working with club partners American Family Insurance and Gusto! to give back to nurses and healthcare workers at Piedmont Healthcare Atlanta Hospital. American Family Insurance is donating $5,000 worth of meals provided by Gusto! to frontline heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Goalkeeper Brad Guzan announced the initiative on Wednesday morning and gave thanks to all nurses and frontline workers (Video). The month of May is being observed as Frontline Worker Appreciation Month, while the week of May 6-12 is Nurses Appreciation Week.
The club will work with Gusto! to distribute a total of 450 meals over a two-day period to Piedmont Atlanta Hospital nurses. The first 225 meals will be delivered in multiple waves on May 6, with the final 225 meals delivered on May 7. (Photos available after final delivery)
The donation is part of Atlanta United’s ‘United We Conquer’ initiative, which was announced last month. ‘United We Conquer’ serves as a platform for the club to give back to the community, acknowledge and support those on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis and offer resources for fans and community members at atlutd.com/communitypartners.
The club also joined Major League Soccer in its ‘MLS Unites’ campaign, a series of programs involving MLS clubs, players, coaches, staff, partners and fans. For more information on ‘MLS Unites,’ visit MLSsoccer.com/MLSUnites.
Last month, club owner Arthur Blank committed more than $5 million through The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation for immediate and long-term recovery assistance to organizations providing critical support throughout Georgia and Montana.