Apria steps up for flood victims
LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has conducted around-the-clock outreach to more than 700 patients with potentially damaged respiratory equipment due to this month’s flooding in Louisiana. “Several of our employees’ homes have also been damaged, but they all continue to come to work and lend a hand to displaced patients in need,” said Quiana Cruz, a branch manager in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, in an Aug. 29 press release. Apria has brought respiratory equipment to 35 displaced patients staying in shelters. It plans to deliver another 100 pieces of equipment. Additionally, the provider has created a GoFundMe page for those interested in making donations to provide direct emergency assistance for employees in the area. It has promised to match donations up to a total of $50,000.