News Release, CalvertHealth

The CalvertHealth Foundation is honored to partner with a young local artist, Ashley Ehrmantraut, to present a customized greeting card for the healthcare professionals at CalvertHealth Medical Center. Ashley created a mixed media watercolor greeting card, which supporters can send in appreciation to a member of CalvertHealth’s healthcare team.  The One Hundred for our Heroes campaign launches on May 5 to coincide with the national day of giving #GivingTuesdayNow.

One hundred of these specially designed cards will be available to the first 100 supporters who contribute a gift of $100.  With a gift of $100 or more, supporters can provide a custom message which will be transcribed onto the card and sent to the healthcare professional of their choice or to a select member of the CalvertHealth staff working on the front lines as we battle COVID-19.

Ehrmantraut is a college student at the University of South Carolina but is currently home in Southern Maryland due to the restrictions on college campuses. Ashley’s situation is a bit unique because her father, Dr. Wilfred “Bud” Ehrmantraut, is a physician and Chief of Medical Staff at CalvertHealth Medical Center and has been reporting to work during the COVID-19 crisis. Her artistic talent was inspired by a grade school teacher who had prepared a painting after the attacks on September 11.  The teacher’s art was donated to a fundraiser to raise money for firefighters and police officers. Ashley wanted to find a way to similarly contribute to all of the CalvertHealth staff working through this pandemic. She decided to start the greeting card project to reflect her respect and admiration.

One Hundred for our Heroes campaign is an opportunity to join the community in thanking our healthcare workers and sharing appreciation for those on the front lines. Funds raised from this special campaign will support the CalvertHealth Foundation’s COVID Emergency Response Fund, and cards will be delivered to honored healthcare workers as donations are received.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...