Tom Gores and Detroit Pistons COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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Detroit Pistons Head Coach Dwane Casey Partners With Focus: HOPE To Assist Detroiters In Need

Detroit Pistons Head Coach Dwane Casey and his family have provided a donation to Detroit nonprofit Focus: HOPE in support of its Food For Seniors and Early Learning programs directly supporting those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The funding will provide groceries for seniors and families with small children. Read More

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Detroit Pistons and McDonald's Team Up

The Detroit Pistons and McDonald’s announced the launch of a new program during May called “Motor City Frontline Meals” in which all health care workers, Detroit Police Department police officers, Detroit Fire Department firefighters, paramedics and EMT’s and Detroit Department of Transportation bus drivers can start their day the right way with a free breakfast at participating McDonald’s locations inside the city of Detroit. Read More

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Pistons Owner Tom Gores Purchases 100,000 PPE Masks For City of Detroit

Surgical-grade masks will be provided to Detroit police officers, firefighters, bus drivers and other city workers serving the public in order to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease. The effort is part of Pistons owner Tom Gores' efforts to provide relief during the crisis. Read More

NBA Owners Tom Gores and Joe Tsai Partner On PPE Delivery For Detroit

Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and the Pistons organization have teamed up with Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai to deliver 350,000 KN95 masks and 100,000 medical goggles to the City of Detroit to help with the ongoing fight against COVID-19. Read More

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Detroit Pistons, Wayne County and Corporate Partners Provide $375,000 Grant for Forgotten Harvest

Pistons owner Tom Gores, vice chairman Arn Tellem rally partners in collaboration with Wayne County to secure aid for Forgotten Harvest, a southeast Michigan non-profit battling food insecurity. The COVID-19 crisis has increased the need for Forgotten Harvest's services. Read More

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Tom Gores, Detroit Pistons answer Detroit's call by delivering 100,000 surgical masks

Detroit mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit Pistons vice chairman Arn Tellem announce Pistons owner Tom Gores will donate 100,000 surgical masks for distribution among city workers. The news came during Duggan's news conference to update the media on the city's progress in fighting the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

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Detroit Pistons greats, Detroit Youth Choir pay thanks to healthcare workers; Gores, Tellem donate $250K to Community Foundation fund

Inspired by the work of healthcare providers, Pistons owner Tom Gores and vice chairman Arn Tellem donate $250,000 to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan's COVID-19 health fund. The non-profit's goal is to create permanent, positive change in southeast Michigan through philanthropy. Read More

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Detroit Pistons, corporate partners help address food insecurity with Forgotten Harvest grant

Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores on Pistons' donation for Forgotten Harvest: "The community needs everyone to come together now more than ever. I'm proud to see our partners joining forces to help those who need it most. There is so much more that needs to be done." Read More

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Detroit Pistons help Cleveland Clinic deliver 15,000 PPEs to Henry Ford Health System

The Pistons' delivery of 15,000 ICU surgical gowns to Henry Ford Health System is the organization latest effort to support metro Detroit during the COVID-19 crisis. The efforts include a public service announcement encouraging citizens to follow social distancing guidelines and a $375,000 grant to Forgotten Harvest. Read More

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Employee spotlight: Opportunity to leave the house also a chance to help Detroit Pistons bring needed protective equipment to the City of Detroit, Henry Ford Health System

Detroit Pistons director of merchandising and purchasing Terry Adam says of lending helping hand during COVID-19 fight: "It's one thing that the Pistons organization has always done is community initiatives (that) are extremely aggressive." Read More

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Detroit Pistons produce PSA for City of Detroit, urge residents to stay home, stay safe to mitigate spread of coronavirus

Bad Boy Rick Mahorn and the Detroit Pistons have a simple message for city residents: Take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously so stay off basketball courts, stay home and stay safe to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Use your homecourt advantage to win this fight. Watch the Video

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All Detroit Pistons employees, including LCA operations, to be paid during NBA's hiatus

The Detroit Pistons will also reach out to other companies that employ staff at the arena, and are hopeful of providing financial assistance to them as well. The organization is seeking to soften the blow from the NBA's suspension of games to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Read More

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Detroit Pistons, other Detroit pro teams join forces to help Gov. Whitmer recruit healthcare workers to Michigan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer enlists the help of Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey, Lions quarterback Matt Stafford and other representatives of the city's four professional sports teams to recruit healthcare workers to the area to fight the coronavirus, the cause of the COVID-19 disease. Watch the Video

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Head Coach Dwane Casey salutes healthcare workers battling COVID-19

Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey, adhering to Michigan's social distancing guidelines, takes time to recognize team partner Henry Ford Health System and all healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight. It's the latest effort from the Pistons to help fight the crisis. Watch the Video

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Detroit Pistons develop COVID-19 Resource Guide

Need assistance during the COVID-19 crisis? The Detroit Pistons provide a collection of local resources to help struggling Detroiters, Michigan residents navigate the negative consequences of the pandemic that's impacted the economy. It's OK to admit you need help. Learn More

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Detroit Pistons create "Open For Business" portal to support local restaurants

The state's social distancing guidelines have negatively impacted the hospitality industry. That's why the Detroit Pistons have launched "Open For Business" to support the restaurants that remain open offering delivery and take-out services, continuing the mission of feeding Michiganders. Learn More

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Why the Detroit Pistons have made PPC available – if needed – for healthcare workers

Detroit Pistons vice president Awenate Cobbina: "This would be the ultimate community activity – to serve as an alternate health facility or shelter for the members of the community that couldn't be home. … There's really no bigger crisis in America than a public health crisis because it can affect anyone and it's indiscriminate." Read More

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Detroit Pistons proud to assist Zaman International be a ‘lighthouse' for the poor during COVID-19 crisis

With the assistance of the Detroit Pistons, Wayne County government, Gleaners Community Food Bank and other partners, Zaman International has sprung into action to fight food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The non-profit's mission is to assist women and children living in poverty. Read More

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Detroit Pistons, Big Sean, Ludacris, other celebs band together for Boys & Girls Club in response to COVID-19 crisis

Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan raises more than $300,000 with virtual club takeover with the assistance of the Detroit Pistons and other celebrities. Pistons guard Langston Galloway and former Piston Rick Mahorn represented the franchise in the video conferencing event for kids stuck at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Read More


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