CANTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Dunkin' is marking National Nurses Day by offering a free medium cup of coffee and donut as a way to say "thank you" to healthcare professionals working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Dave Hoffmann, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, says the donut giant appreciates and honors the commitment nurses and healthcare professionals show every day.
"Their selfless sacrifices inspire all of us to come together to do everything we can to support our communities. We want people on the frontlines to know that we have their backs and they can count on Dunkin’ to help keep them running,” Hoffmann said in a statement.
Dunkin' will also continue to bring food trucks and deliver products to hospitals, emergency sites and to first responders throughout the country where the pandemic has hit hardest.
Dunkin', through its Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation, also announced a $200,000 grant to First Descents, an organization involved in adventure-based healing. The funds will help providing critical support to help nurses and healthcare workers who are dealing with trauma caused by COVID-19.
"Our goal is to address this trauma through unforgettable outdoor adventures that nurture supportive peer relationships and give these heroes the respite and renewal they deserve," said Ryan O'Donoghue, executive director of First Descents.