Thursday, August 13, 2020

Grant will fund masks for Inkster and other area schoolchildren

Inkster students are among those who will receive protective face masks through a $200,000 donation to Wayne County from Ballmer Giving, LLC of Bellevue, WA.
Wayne County commissioners unanimously approved the donation last week.
“This is a wonderful gift and we are very grateful to receive it,” Commission Chair Alisha Bell said.
The grant will provide $100,000 to be used to acquire face masks for children in grades K-8 who live in low income areas including Inkster, Romulus and Westland, among others in Wayne County. Masks will be distributed at designated sites in each community.

An additional $100,000 will be used to promote the Save-A-Life Program for convalescent plasma donation as a treatment for COVID-19. 
The Ballmer Giving grant is administered through the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund.
Ballmer Giving, LLC was created by former Microsoft CEO and current Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, a Detroit-area native.