Flint charity receives face masks through partnership with Flint Justice Partnership

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May 6, 2020

Flint charity receives face masks through partnership with Flint Justice Partnership


Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties received over 80 face masks through partnership

Flint charity receives face masks through partnership with Flint Justice Partnership
Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties received over 80 face masks this Wednesday. FLINT JUSTICE PARTNERSHIP.

Flint, Michigan—Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties (CCSGC) received over 80 face masks through a partnership between Flint Justice Partnership (FJP) and the Ann Arbor Sewing Center on Wednesday, May 6. CCSGC gave the masks away to Flint residents in an effort to help residents follow CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“They came just in the nick of time,” CCSGC wrote in a Facebook post. “We had literally given out our last three when they arrived.”

FJP’s community outreach co-chair and U-M LSA freshman Jon Musai coordinated the partnership. FJP’s co-chair and U-M LSA sophomore Michal Ruprecht also helped start the partnership between the two organizations. The initiative is part of FJP’s new resource website to help Flint residents find important resources quickly. Click here to read more about the initiative.

“Even during this uncertain time, it’s great to see community partnerships being developed," Musai said. "There are still a lot of people that are in need of resources like masks that can protect their health during times like these.”

About the Flint Justice Partnership
The Flint Justice Partnership at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor aims to serve and connect with the Flint community and educate UM students about the Flint water crisis. FJP partners with multiple organizations to advance our mission. FJP was co-founded by Michal Ruprecht, Lindsay Miles, Quinn Nolan, Emily Welch, and Demetrius Ford in October of 2018.

Press contacts and links
Email: UMich.FJP@umich.edu
Website: umichfjp.github.io/pages/social
Email FJP to get the password for the press resource page.

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