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Packers Give Back fund donates $250,000 for PPE in local hospitals

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers announced Thursday that they have distributed $250,000 to Green Bay area health care systems to provide personal protective equipment for doctors, nurses and staff working to care for those sick amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donation, according to a press release, will provide three $83,333 grants to three health care systems in the Green Bay area through their foundations -- the Bellin Health Foundation, HSHS St. Vincent/St. Mary's Hospital Foundation and Aurora Health Foundation.

The grants will be directed toward obtaining PPE for immediate use in hospitals and clinics in the area.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented, urgent need for resources throughout our local healthcare systems,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “With proper PPE, doctors, nurses and those caring for patients throughout the area can protect themselves, their patients and their loved ones. The Packers are proud to support the dedicated men and women who are working hard each day to take care of our community.”

The donation is being distributed through the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, a $1.5 million fund aimed at providing immediate support to Wisconsinites affected by the pandemic.

The release says dozens of grants have been distributed through the fund to support nonprofits on the front lines of the pandemic.

Grant applications for both Brown County and Milwaukee County are still being accepted. Organizations can apply at packers.com/community/.

Members of the community who want to give, can donate via the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation online at www.ggbcf.org.


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