DETROIT (WXYZ) — Molina Healthcare of Michigan is donating more than $68,000 to 17 community-based organizations throughout the state to help address COVID-19 pandemic resource shortages.
The nonprofits focus on health centers, food insecurity, senior care, families with children and the homeless.
“As this unprecedented public health crisis continues to evolve, we have an obligation to support organizations serving Michigan residents in need as we all face the new reality of addressing the many ways this pandemic has affected our daily lives,” said Christine Surdock, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Michigan. “The donations will support important efforts as Molina continues to provide best-in-class support for our members, providers, and the various communities we serve.”
The healthcare system says the funds will support organizations on the ground helping Michigan’s most vulnerable populations while the state is under Gov. Whitmer's stay-at-home order.
These local community partners across the state will receive funding support from Molina Healthcare:
- Access of West Michigan (Kent County, Grand Rapids)
- Carriage Town Ministries (Genesee County, Flint)
- Catholic Charities of West Michigan (Kent County)
- Cherry Health FQHC (Kent County, Grand Rapids)
- Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (Wayne County, Detroit)
- Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (Genesee County, Flint)
- Forgotten Harvest (Wayne and Oakland County)
- Genesee County Community Action Resource Dept. (Genesee County)
- Gleaners Community Food Bank (Wayne County, Detroit)
- Grace Centers of Hope (Oakland County, Pontiac)
- Ministry with Community (Kalamazoo County, Kalamazoo)
- Neighborhood Service Organization (Detroit)
- Open Doors Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo County, Kalamazoo)
- Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division (Wayne County, Detroit)
- Salvation Army KROC (Kent County, Grand Rapids)
- SECOM (Kent County, Grand Rapids)
- The Baldwin Center (Oakland County, Pontiac)
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