The City of Taylor is encouraging local businesses, organizations and individuals to donate any personal protective equipment, or funding for such things, directly to Beaumont Health. This announcement comes after Mayor Rick Sollars’ office has learned that people have been soliciting local businesses and individuals for such equipment in the name of City first responders, which is not needed at the current time.
The City has already procured 4,000 N95 masks, and Ford Motor Co. has donated an addition 1,500 face shields for use by Taylor Police and Fire. In addition, Mayor Sollars stated that the City is in the process of purchasing another 100 full-face-reusable respirator masks.
“We encourage anyone interested in donating PPE-type gear, or donating funds, to donate directly to Beaumont Health,” Mayor Sollars said. “That is the organization in need right now, and we stand with our medical staffers who work on the front lines against the COVID-19 pandemic on a minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour basis.”
Mayor Sollars went on to say that he has been made aware that people have been soliciting businesses, as well as online, in the name of the City. He cautions anyone from soliciting the public in that fashion, and cautions the public from donating through such solicitations.
“At this time of crisis, the last thing we need is mixed messaging,” he said. “We have been working quietly behind the scenes to keep our first-responders equipped. Beaumont, and other large health care systems like it, are the ones truly in need at this time.”
If you are a business, organization or individual seeking to donate, call the Beaumont Health Foundation directly at (947) 522-0100 or click on here.