LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael D. MacDonald on Friday helped deliver donated personal protective equipment to National Guard service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township.
The PPE was donated by Grand Traverse Economic Development (GTED), the commercial investment arm of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, and its companies.
“We are truly grateful for the sacrifices that our first responders, service members and front-line health care workers are making to keep us all safe,” said MacDonald, R-Macomb Township. “During times like these, Michiganders come together and step up to the plate to help out. I want to thank everyone for their generous donation of much-needed personal protective equipment. It will make it easier and safer for these real-life heroes to save lives and fight the coronavirus.”
Joining MacDonald for the delivery were GTED CEO Roger Stull, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturer’s Association Executive Director Gavin Brown, and Brig. Gen. Rolf E. Mammen, commander of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base.
“The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians through Grand Traverse Economic Development company working closely with the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association, are very pleased to provide the gift of some hard to find medical grade, FDA CE certified 3-ply medical masks and FDA CE certified KN-95 masks,” Stull said.
In addition to the donation at Selfridge, the group is donating PPE to Detroit police precincts and community health locations.
For information about how to make PPE donations for area health care workers, residents can visit MHA.org/Issues-Advocacy/Coronavirus#PPE-Donations.
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