Gestures of Generosity Strengthen Our Community in the Midst of Covid-19 and the New Year

As 2021 begins to unfold, we look ahead with unprecedented hope—inspired by a year of unprecedented challenges.

Throughout 2020, the pandemic impacted local businesses, schools, nonprofits, and their employees and volunteers. It also put a strain on hospitals and care facilities, including Coteau des Prairies (CDP) Health Care System and Tekakwitha Living Center. At the same time, it inspired an even greater sense of community and resolve in and around Sisseton…

Rural doctors and nurses became healthcare heroes—by serving others. In the face of adversity, they continue to face each day with conviction, courage and compassion.

Local youth groups helped organize meals-to-go, including Thanksgiving dinners, for caregivers at Tekakwitha Living Center and other local care facilities.

Volunteers of all ages joined the effort to keep our community safer through “We Can Do It — Mask It.” The group sewed more than 1,000 face masks—and that number continues to grow.

At a time when it might have been easier to sit back, countless people chose to give back throughout 2020. That same spirit of generosity is leading us into a new year filled with new opportunities to spread kindness and celebrate how far we’ve come—united by love for our families, compassion for our neighbors and pride in our community.

If you are one of the many who continue to ask, “What can I do to help?,” please keep Coteau des Prairies Health Care & Tekakwitha Living Center Foundations in your thoughts and hearts. Your financial contributions will help us continue to make advancements in technology and care, and ensure we have vital resources for all of our frontline heroes.

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Coteau des Prairies Health Care System and Tekakwitha Living Center are sincerely grateful for the many cards, letters and gestures of gratitude we have received throughout the pandemic. We wish you and your family good health and much happiness in the new year. We will be with you every step of the way.