In response to the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak is having on the greater Detroit community, SAY Detroit has launched the DETROIT BEATS COVID-19! initiative to spearhead efforts for immediate and impactful actions to protect and support some of our most vulnerable population — seniors, first responders, children, and the homeless.
The DETROIT BEATS COVID-19! project will devote 100% of the proceeds to fighting COVID-19.
Create a COVID-19 mobile testing center in Detroit
In collaboration with SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, EVO Detroit / Detroit2Nepal, Trinity Health, and MI Healthcare Professionals. Get Help.
Feed 2,000 Homebound Seniors Weekly
And help partners sustain and grow home meal delivery programs to seniors and adults living with disabilities.
Feed and educate for more than 100 underserved children
Through remote learning and food delivery to members of SAY Detroit Play Center.
Support operation of a quarantine center for homeless
At a new Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries facility housing quarantined clients and overflow of new homeless clients seeking aid.
Fund protective wear and supplies for first responders
Such as supporting grassroots projects to create reusable, washable masks and mask protectors.
Feed first responders
Particularly medical and hospital personnel on the front lines through the purchase of food from local Detroit restaurants at risk of closing.
Testing Without Barriers for Highland Park
Keeping First Responders Safe
#WorldBookDay question: Can reading help protect lives in real-time? Yes! @saydetroit is helping @cityofdetroit get thermometers for @DetroitFire & @RideDDOT with funds raised by #HumanTouch readers. TY for giving, and S/O to @Ayers4Detroit for organizing. https://t.co/m7hNdcSg71 pic.twitter.com/ecTJNhBvoQ— Mitch Albom (@MitchAlbom) April 23, 2020
Remote Learning at SAY Play
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For the past several weeks, the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center has been connecting with our students and families through not only Remote Programming, but through deliveries of meals, supplies, and now even a little swag! Thanks to the #Pistons for their generosity of donating hats, bags, and water bottles to go a long with supplies provided by #SAYDETROIT to students enrolled into the program! Thank you again to the Detroit Pistons for their continuous support for our children and community!
Feeding Our Families
While our facility is closed, our work to care for our students continues. With thanks to Jack Aronson’s Clean Planet Foods, we distributed 500 Mindful Meals to our member students and their families on Friday, March 27 – while practicing safe social-distancing, of course! Mindful Meals are 6-ounce meal pouches that can be heated in a microwave in under a minute.
Just in: luncheon drop from @shieldspizza_ to Detroit Receiving Hospital (@DRHHarperHutzel)https://t.co/RkM2tpWI9K pic.twitter.com/3Rf6WkBI41— SAY Detroit (@saydetroit) March 28, 2020
I was incredibly grateful to join @MayorMikeDuggan press conference to announce that we secured donations from both @pepsi and @saydetroit that will fund touchless thermometers for the @CityofDetroit Fire Department and @RideDDOT . pic.twitter.com/5AG1GDns4L— Janeé Ayers (@Ayers4Detroit) May 27, 2020
Emergency Funding for Seniors, Homeless, and PPE
How SAY Detroit and founder Mitch Albom are aiding coronavirus impact and recovery efforts with emergency funding of $55,000 to three local-area groups.
Coronavirus Response at SAY Clinic
We’re committed to maintaining a clean and safe environment for all patients, volunteers, staff and visitors while continuing our essential services, which includes primary care visits. We’ve outlined our efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) here.
Do I miss playing golf? Sure. But while the golf game is paused for a bit, the community is still very active.— Justin Rose (@JRoseWXYZ) April 14, 2020
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