Donor Relations Coordinator Lisa Ambrose organized the Girl Scout Troop 24 of Wyckoff in the making of special headbands with buttons. Lisa saw a post on social media from an emergency room nurse who said wearing the surgical masks for long periods of time was hurting their ears. The elastic that wraps behind the ears was irritating and, in some cases, creating painful sores. Lisa, her daughter Natalie and others in the Girl Scout troop sewed buttons on 200 headbands and donated them to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J.
Jeffrey Bellens worked for Ramapo College’s Upward Bound program for several years, serving in various positions. He graduated in 2019 from the Ramapo nursing program and secured a job at The Valley in Ridgewood, N.J. He recently was ill with COVID-19 and recovered, eventually returning to work. He is a truly dedicated healthcare professional.