County employee donation drive helping Flint residents

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– Photo by John Meiu
 

Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson (D), along with Commissioner Bob Hoffman (R) announced the “Oakland County Cares 4 Flint Employee Donation Drive” at the March 17 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Gershenson has spearheaded the employee donation drive and is proud of the bi-partisan effort that the “Oakland County Cares 4 Flint Employee Donation” drive has generated.

Gershenson, who is vice chair of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Democratic Caucus, stated, “Many of our Oakland County employees have ties to the Flint community. We have a colleague who attended college in Flint, employees who currently live in Flint or have children who work there. We want to help the people of Flint during this crisis.” 

All employees are being asked to donate anti-bacterial wipes and soap, 3-in-1 leave-in-shampoo, hand sanitizers, Vaseline and waterless baby food and formula.

“The goal of the special “Oakland County Cares 4 Flint Employee Donation Drive” is to collect 4,000 items for Flint residents with the support of our more than 4,800 employees,” stated Hoffman who chairs the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Human Resources Committee. He will be delivering items to Flint along with the Road Commission.

“This is a bi-partisan effort that Oakland County Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub, who is the chair of the Board’s Republican Caucus has supported by involving the Road Commission in the effort,” stated Gershenson.

The “Oakland County Cares for Flint Employee Donation Drive” is sponsored by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners and is supported by the Oakland County Health Division, the Oakland County Clerk and Register of Deeds, the Oakland County Executive’s Office and the Road Commission for Oakland County.