LAPEER COUNTY — The county’s health department has received grant funding to assist residents impacted by the coronavirus.
The Lapeer County Community Foundation recently granted the county agency $4,000 to assist with what they refer to as “wrap-around” services for vulnerable populations during the pandemic. Specifically, they’ll use the funds for food and hygiene needs of those who’ve been quarantined or isolated because of COVID-19.
“We have had to provide extensive support for the migrant workers and, to a lesser extent, general population to ensure that clients stay at home and can get groceries and laundry,” Marilyn Szost, the department’s emergency preparedness coordinator, wrote in grant documentation.
She said that health officials will use the funds to support those organizations who are helping to provide food to affected persons and to pay for a laundromat to do laundry.
Szost said the Hispanic Service Center and Stone Soup Food Bank have donated food and the Salvation Army has donated prepared meals to those in insolation.