Successful Delivery of Free PPE in SW Detroit
DTE Energy Foundation and SDBA carried out a delivery of PPE to assist Detroit small businesses with two to 50 employees.
On Thursday, June 11, 2020 DTE Foundation and SDBA delivered boxes containing a gallon of hand sanitizer, 200 gloves and 100 masks to small businesses owners. This was carried out at SDBA location in SW Detroit. In order to receive this donation business owners had to signed previously.
The delivery to approximately 300 small businesses of protective equipment comes at a very appropriate time, considering the high demand for these items due to their scarcity in all the stores that supply it.
Their goal is to ensure the local small, minority business community can return to work safely by providing supplies necessary for their staff to begin the reopening process.
This joint initiative of the DTE Foundation and SBDA for the Southwest Detroit area is of great importance as it aims to keep businesses, their employees and their customers healthy.
We know that our community goes to supermarkets and stores on a daily basis to stock up on fresh products, and that puts everyone’s health at risk. This initiative of the DTE Foundation is a way of caring for and preventing possible infections, we hope that it can be repeated in a few months, since this epidemic of COVID-19 has not yet gone away, and as we see its development, it is still far from definitively withdrawing. I think we still have about 6 months ahead in which we must continue taking the recommended precautions.
We thank the DTE Foundation, also Marifer Calleja for representing Hispanics in DTE and promoting the development for these kind of projects in our community, and with the help of Robert Dewaelsche, SDBA.