GM Spring Hill Provides Grants to Aid Maury County Small Businesses and Tennessee Teachers with COVID-19 Challenges
- $65,000 grant to benefit Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance
- Teachers from Shelbyville, Chattanooga, Maryville, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis receive grants to help Keep Kids Learning
Spring Hill, TN — General Motors Spring Hill facility recently announced that the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance will receive a grant from GM totaling $65,000 to support local COVID-19 response efforts. The Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance’s COVID-19 response efforts are focused on establishing the Maury County Small Business Stabilization Fund. This fund will offer additional relief to local businesses in Maury County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
“We are thankful to General Motors for their generous contribution which proved fundamental in allowing us to establish The Maury County Small Business Stabilization Fund,” said Wil Evans, Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance President. “As the leading economic and community development agency in Maury County, we have witnessed firsthand how this pandemic has impacted our small businesses. With this program, we hope to offer some additional, and much needed, relief during these unprecedented times.”
This grant is a part of GM’s larger initiative to bolster communities across the country as they combat the coronavirus, investing more than $2.65 million in 40 nonprofits and supporting employee volunteer and donation efforts. Included in these efforts is a $1 million grant to the DonorsChoose Keep Kids Learning program, which provides $1,000 credits to 1,000 teachers in high-need school districts. Eight teachers in Tennessee received credits to help send basic resources like books, pencils, notebooks, food and cleaning supplies to students’ homes, including a local classroom at Shelbyville Central High School.
“Now, more than ever, our priority remains keeping our employees, their families and our community safe and healthy,” said Michael Youngs, Spring Hill GPS Plant Director. “These grants will help to strengthen our community’s resilience and support those who are in need due to the impact of the coronavirus.”
Nationally, GM is also producing ventilators, face masks and other essential equipment for first responders. Visit https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/coronavirus.html for more information.
“Together with our communities and our employees we will work to help make each other stronger as we weather this challenge,” said Jeff Lamarche, Spring Hill plant executive director. “I am proud of everyone as we continue to show resourcefulness and resolve in helping our communities through this time.”
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