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Kim and James Taylor Donate $350,000 to Berkshire Medical Center To Fight COVID-19

PITTSFIELD — Kim and James Taylor have donated $350,000 to Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) to bolster the hospital’s efforts in fighting the ongoing battle to stop COVID-19. The gift, announced Monday by BMC, will be the inaugural donation establishing the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Berkshire Health Systems, which will be used by BHS to fight the rapidly escalating public-health crisis.

“My wife, Kim, and I have both pursued careers that have included a good deal of global travel. While we also spend a good deal of time in Boston, our favorite place to live our lives is Berkshire County,” James said. “We are so lucky and grateful to have found a home here. In this time of great uncertainty and dire threat due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all called upon to support our heroic healthcare providers. Their contribution and sacrifice cannot be overstated.”

The Taylors’ gift to the COVID-19 Relief Fund will support BMC’s emergency operations and ongoing efforts to care for the Berkshire County community during the pandemic. 

“The generosity of Kim and James Taylor during this time of crisis is just one more example of their tremendous kindness and their love for the Berkshires,” said David Phelps, president and CEO of Berkshire Health Systems. “Their support of BMC is truly a gift to our community, which depends on the hospital to rise to the occasion and provide the healthcare we need, especially at this critical moment. We share the Taylors’ admiration for our doctors, nurses, and all our staff who are on the front lines of this fight. The COVID-19 Relief Fund will help us to continue our efforts to provide healthcare workers with the resources they need to treat and contain the novel coronavirus.”

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