Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2020
Media Contact: Press@Michigan.gov
Governor Whitmer Statement on Hyundai’s $100,000 Grant, Test Kit Donation to City of Detroit
LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after Hyundai Motor America announced that the city of Detroit Department of Health will receive a $100,000 grant and 10,000 test kits to help combat the spread of COVID-19. This is part of Hyundai’s expansion of its support for COVID-19 drive-thru testing to 22 hospitals nationwide with $4 million in grants as well as an in-kind donation of 65,000 COVID-19 tests through its Hyundai Hope On Wheels program.
“This is great news for Detroit families and health care professionals who are fighting the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Whitmer. “Hyundai is one of many businesses that have stepped up to help us get the supplies we need to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan. By increasing our testing capacity, we can ensure more Michiganders get the care they need, and we can save more lives. When it comes to fighting this virus, we are all on the same team. We will get through this when we continue working together.”
For more than 20 years, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has supported the health and well-being of children fighting pediatric cancer. More details about the Hyundai Hope On Wheels COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Centers and partnering hospitals can be found here.