Thank you, Michiana!

In the midst of a pandemic crisis, companies across the country are pulling together to help their local communities and the nation as a whole. With collaboration, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and compassion, we are impressed with the number of businesses shifting manufacturing production to address the needs of our communities. From ventilators and PPE’s to sanitizer and free meals, there have been great ideas developed and implemented.

This list is not inclusive of all companies adjusting to the pandemic, but highlights some of our local heroes. We just wanted to say, THANK YOU to our MICHIANA COMMUNITY!

Company

Location

Contribution

American Electric Power South Bend, IN Donates $50,000 to Food Bank of Northern Indiana Amid Coronavirus Pandemic.
Cultivate Culinary School and Catering South Bend, IN Donations arrived from Stanz Food Service committed to feeding the hungry during the COVID 19
Ford subsidiary Troy Design & Manufacturing Plymouth, MI Producing clear plastic face shields that protect healthcare workers from contaminants. The facility in Plymouth, Michigan, is set to produce 100,000 face shields per week.
GM Plants South Bend, IN Manufacturing ventilators, and could produce as many as 200,000 units to help the most needed areas affected by the novel coronavirus.
Golden Corral Buffet Mishawaka, IN Providing 1,000 meals to employees of the Saint Joseph Mishawaka Medical Center.
Heartland RV Elkhart, IN Donated critical supplies to Beacon Health System in Elkhart, Indiana—delivering two pallets of supplies to Beacon’s incident command center inclusive of 400 face masks and 700 chemical protective suits.
Horizon Bank Northern Indiana Pledges quarter million dollars toward Covid-19 relief.
Iron Shoe Distillery Niles, MI Producing hand sanitizer.
Jayco, Inc. (THOR Industries) Elkhart, IN Donated several RV units as well as safety glasses, face masks and vinyl gloves to local healthcare facilities and area first responders in South Bend and Goshen, Indiana. The company gave two Seismic 4125 toy haulers to serve as additional space for pediatric immunizations outside of the clinic with the goal of keeping kids safe during the pandemic. Jayco also donated one unit to the Middlebury Fire Department to use as a quarantine space should one of the firefighters become infected.
Journeyman Distillery Three Oaks, MI Donating 40% of liquor sales to a fund for laid-off workers and producing hand sanitizer.
Keystone RV (THOR Industries) Elkhart, IN Donated supplies throughout their local Indiana community including masks and protective suits for the Wakarusa Ambulance Department, masks for healthcare professionals in a network of nursing homes in Northern Indiana, and sets of eye protection for Goshen Hospital.
K-Z Recreational Vehicles (THOR Industries) Elkhart, IN Raised funds to provide medical supplies to area hospitals. In addition, the company is partnering with Goshen General Hospital and other area businesses to produce reusable protective masks.
Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor, MI Creating 3-D printed face shields to be used by everyone from police officers to grocery store cashiers.
Lippert Components Elkhart, IN Manufacturing medical supplies to help with a local shortage. Lippert Components will partner with Beacon Health System and Saint Joseph Medical Center to donate one thousand masks to protect medical staff. They will also begin manufacturing surgical gowns in their Interiors division.
Meridian Title Corporation Mishawaka, IN Curbside services.
Miami Correctional and Wabash Correctional Facilities Wabash, IN Offenders are producing personal protective equipment that will be used in the fight against COVID-19. Inmates at the prison are producing hundreds of face masks and personal protection gowns per day, as well as 12-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer.
Napa Auto Parts, the A.K. Smith Career Center, Blue Chip Casino, the Michiana Humane Society and the LaPorte County Health Department. Michigan City, IN Personal protective equipment to Franciscan Health Michigan City.
Nicole Hardy, photographer and owner of Impulse Imagery Elkhart, IN Took family portraits on porches to raise money for the United Way of Elkhart, COVID-19 community relief fund.
Plymouth Community Schools Health Science Program Plymouth, IN Donated personal protective equipment and medical supplies to two local health care facilities.
Roche Diagnostics Indianapolis, IN Shipping about 400,000 tests for COVID-19 each week after receiving approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
South Bend Cubs South Bend, IN Donation of meals to our employees at the Lifeplex in Plymouth.
St. Vincent DePaul Society South Bend, IN In the past 2 weeks, 330 food boxes have been distributed, consisting of 7,260 pounds of food, which is 20% higher than the usual amount.
Sullair Michigan City, IN Provided N95 masks to Franciscan Health Michigan City.
THOR Motor Coach (THOR Industries) Elkhart, IN Provided chemical protective suits and face masks to healthcare workers in Elkhart and Goshen, Indiana. The company has also donated fabric for its furloughed employees to make face masks, hoping to eliminate a future shortage in the area.
TJ Snuggles Bremen, IN Producing mattress covers.
Top Stitch of Elkhart Elkhart, IN Converted manufacturing line to sew masks and gowns.
Tri Pac South Bend, IN Donated over 2,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to first responders in St. Joseph County, Mishawaka and South Bend.
University of Notre Dame South Bend, IN Involved in several projects with th Indiana Medical Innovations Coalition, to help fill expected medical PPE equipment shortages.
Villing & Company South Bend, IN Produced a PSA video to rally Michiana against COVID-19.
Whirlpool Benton Harbor, MI Provide gloves, sanitizer and masks for Lakeland Hospital System.
Winnebago Middlebury, IN Shifting production in sewing operations to produce medical masks, utilizing 3D printing capabilities to produce components for face shields and continuing outreach in a number of other areas including financial and medical supply donations in the communities where we have facilities.
YMCA of Greater Michiana South Bend, IN Providing meals for kids in need, the opportunity for childcare for first responders and medical professionals, and assistance for seniors.

How can you help?

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