DTE delivers 100K respirator masks to metro Detroit hospitals with more on the way

Posted at 3:49 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 07:07:00-04

(WXYZ) — DTE Energy Foundation announced Wednesday that it has donated 100,000 KN95 respiratory masks to hospitals in the metro Detroit area. The foundation added that 2 million more masks are also on the way to area hospitals.

“We’re just getting started. The DTE Foundation is pulling out all the stops to help protect the heroes of our communities,” said DTE President and CEO Jerry Norcia. “For weeks, the DTE Foundation and its partners have been feeding Michiganders and equipping first responders. Now, thanks to the tenacity of our remarkable supply chain team, we can protect the Detroit-area health care workers who are on the front lines of this pandemic.”

In the wake of the coronavirus health crisis, the foundation has donated more than 50,000 respiratory masks to the Detroit and Highland Park police departments, as well as hospitals in southeast Michigan.

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