WXYZ — It all started with six women looking to make a significant difference for our front line heroes during the coronavirus crisis.
Fast forward not even six weeks, and the Front Line Appreciation Group (FLAG) Metro Detroit has now raised $300,000.
Every dollar is used to provide nutritious meals to health care workers at hospitals throughout Greater Detroit. That includes Ann Arbor, Flint and St. Clair County.
“When we started, we didn’t expect to reach these numbers this quickly,” said Monica Toomey of Bloomfield Hills, one of the group’s six cofounders. “We just wanted to help. It would be amazing to reach $500,000 for our local restaurants.”
To date, the nonprofit has teamed up with 50 locally-owned restaurants to deliver 30,000 meals to 40 hospitals.
FLAG Metro Detroit's great accomplishments, fueled by your donations, make the group the largest chapter of FLAG in the nation.
The nonprofit is working seven days a week to keep its mission going strong, but your help is needed. You can learn more and make a donation of any size by visiting FLAG Metro Detroit
You can also connect with FLAG on Facebook Connect with FLAG
“The Facebook group is a great way to see what’s happening, share ideas and be involved with something positive,” said Toomey. “So instead of feeling isolated and helpless, people can lift their own spirits and be part of a group doing something to help.”