GRCC donates supplies to health care community

Posted at 9:42 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 21:45:58-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College is helping fight the coronavirus outbreak.

GRCC has donated or loaned over 70,000 pieces of medical and personal protection equipment to Spectrum Health, Holland Hospital, the Grand Rapids Police Department and other health care providers, according to the school today.

The college was able to help due to the suspension of face-to-face instruction through the end of the semester.

To further lend a hand, members of the college's nursing faculty are volunteering for health care shifts and "assisting in other ways."

GRCC said it also offered Spectrum Health employees use of the Bostwick parking garage while students are away.

“Spectrum Health is a close neighbor and a partner," GRCC President Bill Pink said.

"When our partners say, ‘We need help,’ we will be there to step up."

The support of neighbors is "incredibly important to Spectrum Health,” said Tina Freese Decker, president and CEO, Spectrum Health.

“We are grateful for our partnership,” Freese Decker said.