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June 1, 2020

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Spotlight in The Iowa Lawyer, June 2020 Edition

The Heidman Law Firm in Sioux City donated lunches for staff at the Siouxland Community Health Center (SCHC), which has been at the forefront of that community's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to providing primary care medical services, SCHC operates and staffs a drive-through COVID-19 testing facility. As a way of showing appreciation, the Heidman Law Firm provided lunch for SCHC's 250 employees at its Sioux City and South Sioux City, Nebraska clinics.

"We expect our local health workers to address ordinary illnesses such as the flu; We now have asked them to address a pandemic! They deserved some extra care," said Daniel Dykstra, a partner at Heidman Law who practices in business, elder and commercial law.

Many of Heidman Law's employees drive by the testing center each day to work and see how busy the SCHC workers are.

"This has been a really difficult time for all of Siouxland, but here at the Siouxland Community Health Center, they have been the front lines fighting COVID-19 for weeks and weeks. So, we want to thank them for all their time and all their effort," Dykstra said.

SCHC's CEO also shared that "Many employees only have a brief window of time each day to grab something to eat, so when food is readily available, it's a huge boost."

"The pandemic has required all of us to make sacrifices, but they pale in comparison to what individuals and businesses on the front lines are experiencing and doing on our behalf. Not only was it important to Heidman Law Firm to recognize and give back to the staff at SCHC, it also gave us an opportunity to support a locally-owned restaurant that has been significantly impacted by COVID-19," said Heidman Law partner Cindy Moser, who practices in healthcare law.

The local restaurant tasked with feeding the 250 workers, Aggie's Catering in Sergeant Bluff, also commented that they were proud to be part of this effort to thank front line workers.

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