and the Rock Family of Companies
have announced a wide-scale effort, in partnership with numerous private and public organizations, to source necessary materials to fight the Coronavirus pandemic for use in Detroit. The effort includes establishing partnerships with companies for the manufacturing and distribution of equipment for local hospitals, governments and health professionals.
“As Detroit’s largest employer, we recognize our critical role in serving the members of our community,” said Jay Farner, chief executive officer of Rocket Mortgage and Quicken Loans. “This is a time for the public and private sectors to come together for a common goal, and we encourage the entire business community to use everything at their disposal to support our essential frontline workers who are working tirelessly to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.”
The Quicken Loans Community Fund is partnering with the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC) and Carhartt to purchase a mask production line-machine that will eventually produce more than 500,000 masks per week.
Additionally, ISAIC will produce gowns and other in-demand and personal protection equipment (PPE) for distribution to local providers. The Quicken Loans Community Fund is purchasing the line-machine and ISAIC will train and operate the production in a facility provided in-kind by Carhartt.
Rocket Mortgage and the Rock Family of Companies are immediately sourcing 100,000 N-95 masks to provide to local hospitals and health care providers. Football helmet and equipment company Xenith is leveraging existing international supplier relationships to source face shields for local hospitals and will assemble them locally in Detroit. Rocket Mortgage and the Rock Family of Companies are also expediting sourcing of critical supplies for local hospitals by contracting with private and/or cargo aircraft for immediate delivery of PPE, ventilators and dialysis machines to the Detroit area.
The Rock Family of Companies is offering immediate and extended use of team members and technological infrastructure to aid in the supply chain, scaling, supplier vetting and any additional needs.
“The Rocket Mortgage and Rock Family of Companies continues to step up to the plate as a partner for the city and its residents,” said Mayor Mike Duggan. “The city is grateful for Dan Gilbert and his team’s effort in helping not only our healthcare professionals, but all of those workers in the city that are essential in allowing families to stay safe in their homes.”
Rock Family of Companies team members have donated more than $500,000 through a Quicken Loans Community Fund dollar-for-dollar matching campaign that directs funds to local non-profits Detroit Area Agency on Aging, Focus: HOPE, Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners Community Food Bank.
“We are so grateful to not only our region’s healthcare providers, but the countless Detroiters who are working long hours so that families can stay safe in their homes,” Farner said. “We cannot forget the sacrifice made by grocery store employees, mail carriers, fast food workers and all critical employees. We appreciate you all.”