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Supporting Syria & Turkey Disaster Relief Efforts: WELL Health Technologies Donates $30,000 to Red Cross Red Crescent

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In February 2023, WELL Health Technologies Corp. announced its commitment to supporting the Red Cross to aid the millions of Turkish and Syrian citizens impacted by the devastating earthquakes that occurred on February 6, 2023.  

WELL’s Commitment to Humanitarian Efforts In Turkey & Syria 

At WELL, we are committed to positively impacting health outcomes by leveraging technology to empower healthcare practitioners and their patients globally. Our values are at the core of everything we do and we are proud to do our part to help those in need.    

Donating to Support Red Cross Relief Efforts  

To support the earthquake relief efforts, WELL established an initial goal of $15,000 of donations from our community with WELL Health matching that for a total over $30,000.   

To do this, WELL invited our entire network of employees, consultants, shareholders, and healthcare providers to donate to the cause, and we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. WELL’s Founder & CEO, Hamed Shahbazi, and the senior management team contributed to the donation appeal. We are proud to say that we were able to make a significant contribution to the relief efforts and help those impacted by the earthquakes.  

This donation was a resounding success, with a combined donation of over $30,000 to the Red Cross to support those in need.   

Standing in Solidarity with the Impacted Communities In Turkey & Syria 

Shane Sabatino, WELL’s Chief People Officer, said, “The humanitarian catastrophe in Turkey and Syria is heartbreaking. WELL Health Technologies stands in solidarity with all those impacted by these devastating earthquakes and supports the Red Cross’ much-needed humanitarian efforts. Our hearts are with all of those impacted by this disaster, and on behalf of WELL, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude for everyone’s donations to this cause.”  

Partnering With Focus Mental Wellness To Support Mental Health 

In addition to our financial support, we recognized that this crisis may have also impacted our WELL team members, especially those with family and friends in Turkey and Syria.  

To support our team members during this challenging time, we partnered with Focus Mental Wellness to provide fully subsidized access to therapy with a licensed practitioner for our employees, healthcare providers, consultants, and their direct families in Canada. Focus is a virtual online therapy clinic that provides secure online video, phone, and text therapy for individuals and their families struggling with mental health issues. We believe that mental health is just as important as physical health, and we are committed to supporting our team members in any way we can.  

Continuing to Support Disaster Relief Efforts  

We encourage everyone to support disaster relief efforts through donations, volunteering, or other means. Together, we can make a difference and help those in need. At WELL, we are passionate about doing our part to supporting the global community and making a positive impact.  

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