Priority Health helping those who lost employer health benefits

Priority Health announced it created a new option to help those who have lost their employer-based health benefits due to COVID-19.

Food bank to participate in #GiveFromHomeDay campaign

Feeding America West Michigan is participating in a national fundraising drive to help food-insecure families and individuals.

Spectrum Health provides multilingual COVID-19 resources

Spectrum Health updated its website to include a web page in Spanish with downloadable materials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Grand Rapids Drive plan donations to local organizations

A Grand Rapids sports team is giving back to those who are impacted by COVID-19.

Recovered COVID-19 patient and Grand Rapids native donates plasma to aid others

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan is collecting plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to help treat those diagnosed with the virus.

Countering pollution

How the rise of polluted water impacts our neighborhoods.

Binder Park Zoo donates meals, PPE to local organizations

Although a Battle Creek zoo will not open its season as scheduled, it is helping its community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
social distancing

Research finds men less likely to follow social distancing rules

Social distancing has become the new normal, but not all are following the guidelines.
Money

IRS: Watch out for stimulus check scammers

The Internal Revenue Service and the region’s U.S. attorney are warning residents not to share any personal account information so they don’t fall prey to scammers who may want to steal their stimulus checks.

Founders, Long Road team up to create hand sanitizer

Grand Rapids craft beverage makers are pooling their resources to supply hand sanitizer to the community.

Amazon provides free online computer science courses

Amazon is altering the way it is providing a technological program to students and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sandal repair factory turns to making protective masks

A footwear brand is repurposing its local sandal repair factory to produce face masks and other protective equipment during the new coronavirus pandemic.

Neurocore offers free counseling to medical personnel, first responders

A Grand Rapids-based mental health center is offering free remote counseling to medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SpartanNash sets aside store time for vulnerable populations

SpartanNash is reserving shopping time twice a week in its retail stores for older adults, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Aquinas College hosts blood drive

A blood drive will be held at a local college to increase the blood supply at local hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meijer temporarily adjusts store hours

Meijer Inc. is adjusting its store hours for the foreseeable future to allow more time for team members to deep clean and restock its stores.

Gov. Whitmer orders noncritical businesses to close

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a shelter-in-place order that will require all noncritical Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily close.
Coppercraft gin & tonic beverages.

Coppercraft Distillery to donate alcohol-based hand sanitizer

Alcohol has a variety of uses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Whitmer issues executive order on child care services

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently issued an executive order to expand child care services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Striving for inclusion

Heartside is lagging behind as downtown booms.

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