Community offers donations, support during COVID-19 pandemic

March 26, 2020  //  FOUND IN: News

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Michigan Medicine faculty and staff have received an outpouring of support from the community in response to COVID-19.

From practical items — including the donation of thousands of medical supplies from hundreds of families in the Ann Arbor area — to letters and videos saying “thank you,” front-line staff have been feeling the love.

Here’s a look at the incredible support, by the numbers.

Since beginning a personal protective equipment drive last Saturday, Michigan Medicine has received:

  • 24,992 masks
  • 1,276 face shields
  • 7,223 shoe covers and Bouffant caps
  • 1,390 boxes of gloves, totaling more than 139,000 gloves!
  • 480 lab coats
  • Innumerable boxes of hand sanitizer

The drive continues each weekday from noon until 5 p.m. The collection location is at the N90 loading dock near the NCRC dining hall in Building 18.

The team has also received thank you notes from the students at Spencer Elementary School in Brighton, Ann Arbor STEAM third grade students, and dozens of faculty and staff, who have sent in their own messages, many of which will be shared in future editions of Headlines.

If you’d like to send in your own note of gratitude, send it to

Thank you to all the faculty and staff who are working hard to keep the community safe during an unprecedented challenge.