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Published 3/28/2020
11:39pm

Community Hotline Asking for Donations

Fund Will Support Shiawassee County Residents in Need

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The United Way of Genesee County, Serving Genesee and Shiawassee Counties, has established a fund to assist those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak in Shiawassee County.
Funds will be distributed through a review process for cases that are presented through the Shiawassee County Community Hotline at 989-743-2460. It is critical that this fund is established to help those that have been impacted by the outbreak.
 
Donations collected will stay in Shiawassee County to assist those in need.

Contributions can be made online here.

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Update 3/29/2020

General Motors says it will be ready to ship ventilators as soon as next month.  The auto manufacturer announced on Friday that it will build the ventilators at its Kokomo Indiana plant and Level 1 surgical masks at its Warren Michigan plant.

Governor Whitmer isn't stepping up, according to President Donald Trump.  The President recently issued criticism of Michigan's leadership as the White House weighs a request by the state for federal aid.

High water in the Great Lakes will affect everyone in the state, officials are advising.  Heading into spring, the lakes are full and many of Michigan's beaches are already vanishing due to extreme weather and climate change.

Students in Michigan will likely not return to class this school year, Governor Whitmer told Detroit radio station WWJ-AM.  Presently, schools are closed through April 13th.

A pedestrian bridge collapsed onto I-94 in Detroit on Friday morning.  It happened in the early morning hours and closed that section of the freeway.  By afternoon, much of the bridge had already been removed.

East Lansing's Wharton Center has cancelled its Young Playwrights Festival originally planned for May 9th due to Coronavirus.

Some Genesee County inmates are being released in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Sheriff Chris Swanson said the release of the nonviolent inmates, based on guidance from Gvernor Whitmer, is an effort to decrease the facility population.

A Muskegon man who fell through ice at Pere Marquette Park in late February perished.  A body recently pulled from Lake Michigan has been identified as 30 year old Ramal Roby.