MSGCU Uses MCUF Grant to Further Support of Frontline Workers
Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) recently supported frontline workers in need of personal protection equipment with a donation of $10,000 to aid the mission of distributing 30,000 face shields to local first responders, hospital staff and nursing and senior home personnel.
The shortage of personal protection equipment across the country presents a significant challenge to the safety of those working on the front lines. As such, MSGCU partnered with the Baldwin Public Library Idea Lab, joining forces with local manufacturers, to provide frontline workers in Michigan with reusable face shields. When treating patients who are coughing and sneezing, these shields are essential in reducing transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
“We are humbled to support this mission to ensure that emergency, medical, and healthcare workers have the equipment they need,” said MSGCU President/CEO, Pete Gates. “Their selfless dedication has inspired all of us at MSGCU and we are grateful for their service.”
Thousands of face shields have already been donated to local hospitals and emergency service departments including Detroit Medical Center, Detroit VA, Garden City Hospital, Ascension Genesys Hospital, McLaren Hospital Flint, McLaren Oakland Hospital, Birmingham Fire Department and several nursing homes.
Additionally, MSGCU team members have personally distributed 2,000 shields to many more community partners, including:
- City of Livonia
- Commerce Township Fire Department
- DMC Huron Valley Hospital
- Farmington Hills Police Department
- Farmington Public Safety (Police and Fire)
- Hazel Park Police Department
- Highland Fire Department
- Madison Heights Fire Department
- Madison Heights Police Department
- Milford Police Department
- Royal Oak Police Department
- St. Clair Shores Fire Department – EMS
- Sterling Heights Police Department
- Superior Air Ground
- Universal Macomb
- Walled Lake Fire Department
- West Bloomfield Police Department
The Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) is providing a $10,000 matching grant through their Community Crisis Support Grant program to supplement these efforts. This grant will continue the distribution of additional shields to community partners extending support to much-needed areas including funeral homes, nursing homes, and assisted living centers.
“We are honored to live by the credit union mission of people helping people by supporting our local first responders and healthcare workers during this essential time of need,” said MSGCU Chief Retail Officer Deborah Fahrney.
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