LANSING, Mich. – Employees from LCC’s Health and Human Services Division (HHS) sprang into action upon hearing about the shortages of medical supplies at Sparrow Hospital, McLaren Hospital, and the Lansing Fire Department.
When the college moved to an online-only learning environment on March 18, the HHS Division realized the excess supplies that the college cannot use this semester could be used by our medical and first responder heroes as they work to keep us safe.
They were able to donate more than 60,000 gloves, nearly 8,000 face masks, disposable gowns, hundreds of bottles of hand sanitizer, and other essential supplies.
“As a community college, we exist to serve the members of this community,” said Elizabeth Burger Associate Dean HHS Division. “So when we heard about the shortage of PPE for our area healthcare providers, we recognized a community need that we were uniquely positioned to address. While our mission is typically to educate, we know that donating these essential supplies will serve a higher mission of protecting health and saving lives.“
The team working to gather and distribute the supplies from LCC included Burger, Margie Clark, Linda Koning, Jeremy O’Malley, Mari Croze, and volunteer Pastor Norm Burger, Elizabeth’s husband.
About Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.
Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person’s ability to participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the college.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Lori Willett, Human Resource Manager/Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1870; Christine Thompson, Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1261.