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UMB collecting virtual thank you cards for staff at UMMC

Posted at 5:00 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 17:00:32-04

BALTIMORE — Some of the real heroes of the coronavirus pandemic are the men and women who work in healthcare and are treating the ill while trying to not get sick themselves.

The University of Maryland Baltimore wants to thank the staff at the University of Maryland Medical Center for being on the frontlines of this pandemic with virtual thank you cards.

They ask that you and your family make a thank you card, take a picture of it and email it to

They are compiling the cards to share with the staff at UMMC through social media and on video monitors throughout the hospital. They have also started a Thankful Thursday post to share the cards on UMB's Community Engagement Center Facebook page.

"It really does teach the kids who the real heroes are right now and it’s always great to say thank you to people who are helping others," said Ashley Valis, the executive director of UMB's Office of Community Engagement.

"It might seem small to us but it does mean a lot to people, that everybody is pulling for them and we all want them to be safe and we do really appreciate their sacrifices right now."