Lincoln, NH the heart of the White Mountains: Ammonoosuc Community Health Services (“ACHS”) is a valuable member of the White Mountains Community. With six locations throughout the Whites, they provide healthcare services to 26 towns and more than 10,000 of our neighbors. ACHS provides services regardless of insurance coverage (or lack thereof) and ability to pay -- providing a critical backstop to the neediest among us.
In 45 years, ACHS has gained a great deal of experience -- not only in handling contagious disease, but also dealing and managing with the unique challenges of our rural population. As soon as word began to spread of COVID-19, they began to prepare for its arrival in the White Mountains.
While their training, experience and preparation gave them a strong foundation, they quickly learned how challenging COVID-19 would be. The combination of high rates of contagion and a rapidly dwindling supply of personal protective equipment had the potential to put both patients and staff at risk.
As word spread of the needs at ACHS, individuals and businesses began to give support.. A local theatre group, Upstage Players, created a pattern for gowns that could be cleaned and reused. Tamworth Distillery supplied alcohol based hand sanitizer. Dozens of local stitchers supplied masks.
Healthcare workers need to eat too! During the long, often draining days, local restaurants such as Chang Thai Cafe, Reklis Brewery, Gold House Pizza, Red Kite Candy and others offered discounts, donated food and treats to support the those on the frontlines working to keep us all safe.
“As prepared as we are for COVID-19, we could never be fully prepared for the amount of love and support we have received from our community. Together strong, we will get through this.” -- ACHS
Burgeon is proud to support ACHS. ACHS is the largest recipient of the masks we make. In partnership with the “Brands Better X” coalition Burgeon has designated 10% of its sales through May 31st to benefit ACHS. We hope that by supporting ACHS and its efforts to battle COVID-19 we can help keep our communities safe and healthy.
“There are organizations that talk about doing the right thing. Then there are organizations that DO the right thing. Burgeon, you are an organization that saw a need in the community and stepped up to the plate to use your resources to benefit people in need. Not just one time, not just a little, but our entire state. On behalf of all of us at Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, we thank you and your incredible team for listening, pivoting your business model, and doing the hard work to truly make a difference during this difficult time.
Cheers to you and your amazing team!” - Jill Kimball, ACHS
Burgeon Outdoor was founded in 2019. Burgeon’s mission is to help mountain communities flourish. Burgeon proudly manufactures premium outdoor apparel in Lincoln, NH. By manufacturing locally, Burgeon creates year round jobs in the White Mountains. 5% of Burgeon’s sales support its community and environment efforts. To learn more, please visit our studio at the Village Shops in Lincoln, our website burgeonoutdoor.com or call us at 603-745