By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A moment of hope and appreciation for dozens of doctors, nurses, and lab technicians at Elmhurst Hospital.

Rachel Richardson gave away 600 gift cards Friday morning to hospital staff, along with handwritten thank you notes from classmates at her kid’s school. But it wasn’t all Rachel.

Earlier this week, she put a simple post on Facebook, hoping to help lift the spirits of healthcare workers and did the community come through.

In just three days she received $3,000 in donations.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff