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Bill and Sylvia Edwards understand medical facilities are on a collision course with a surge of COVID-19 patients—and masks are in short supply.


The co-owners of Scott’s Body Shop in Rogers Heights and Car Center (3 locations in West Michigan) donated 13 boxes of N-95 masks, totaling 260 masks, to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital Tuesday.

 

“We’re so grateful for the medical professionals who are on the front lines caring for our community,” Sylvia said. “It is our pleasure to donate a supply of masks to help them during this trying time.”


Bill said they were able to cull masks from their inventory across their four locations to make the donation.
“We’re just happy to help,” he said. “Everybody has to do what they can to help us all through these challenging times.”

 

Their donation follows a similar donation by Ferris State University’s Birkam Health Center last week when it donated more than 1,000 masks, gloves and other equipment.


“We’re so very thankful for these donations,” said Beth Langenburg, Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital Chief Operating Officer. “We know the COVID-19 fight is going to be a long one and having supplies like these will help keep our caregivers safe.”

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