Al Copeland Foundation Continues to Deliver Care Items

NEW ORLEANS – From the Al Copeland Foundation:

The Al Copeland Foundation in partnership with local suppliers will deliver care items to Louisiana hospitals to provide a higher level of comfort for today’s real-life heroes. The essential items have been individually identified by the hospitals’ first responders who are working tirelessly in the fight against COVID-19. The Al Copeland Foundation launched the “Be A Hero. Thank a Hero” campaign to support the courageous doctors, nurses, and first responders from across the state. In our first two weeks, over 100,000 care items have been delivered.  

“These men and women bravely show up for work every day with little time to care for their own needs,” said Al Copeland, Jr., CEO and chairman of the Al Copeland Foundation. “We have reached out to the hospitals to hear what their staff needs to help make them more comfortable while they fight for the health of our loved ones. We hope these care packages provide some relief to help keep them going.” Essential grocery items included on the list are items such as fresh produce, dairy items, meat, poultry, protein and breakfast bars, juices, water, as well as, dry good such as paper plates, toilet paper and paper towels.

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The Copeland Family kicked off the campaign with a $10,000 donation to provide essential care packages to four area hospitals: Touro, Ochsner Kenner, Ochsner Slidell and Our Lady of The Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge. The public is invited to join the Al Copeland Foundation and make donations to the ‘Be a Hero. Thank a Hero.’ campaign. To donate, please go to The response has been tremendous, to date the community has made over $70,000 in individual donations and several generous donors have made commitments to match up to $30,000.                      

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Lafayette General Medical Center

1214 Coolidge St., Lafayette


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St. Tammany Parish Hospital

1202 S. Tyler St., Covington

East Jefferson General Hospital

4100 Houma Blvd., Metairie

West Jefferson Medical Center

1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero 

Ochsner Baptist 

2700 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans


Donations may be made in denominations of $5 to send a little love, $10 to send some more love, $20 to send much love or $50 to send a lot of love. Donations of $500, $1000, $5000 and $10,000 will help provide hot meals throughout the state hospital systems. Al Copeland Foundation has received several donations to the foundation for this effort and has secured matching grants up to $30,000 prior to the launch. To donate, please go to 


The Al Copeland Foundation supports new local cancer research, education and patient programs at the Copeland-LSU Health Science Center Partnership in Viruses, Cancer and Immunotherapy. Founded in 2008 in honor of Al Copeland, Sr. who died of Merkel Cell Carcinoma. Copeland’s final wish was to find a cure for the cancer that ultimately took his life. Proudly, the Al Copeland Foundation has raised more than $1.9 million and opened 17 immunotherapy trials, resulting in three completely Merkel Cell Carcinoma free patients, to date. The Al Copeland Foundation believes we are on a path to fulfill that wish— to save lives and end cancer. To learn more, visit, follow us on Facebook @AlCopelandFoundation, Instagram @acfoundation or Twitter @acfoundation, or contact the foundation at (504) 620-3727.


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