IKEA has stepped up in a huge way to help Michigan fight COVID-19.

Governor Whitmer shared the news on Tuesday and thanked the furniture giant for their generosity.

I am grateful that IKEA has stepped up during this difficult time to ensure we have the funding we need to provide critical services to Michiganders impacted by COVID-19. This donation will be crucial to saving lives and providing much-needed support throughout our COVID-19 response.

This has been the largest donation to date to the relief fund.

IKEA also thanked the state for their support and providing unemployment to employees who were forced to be furloughed due to the shut down. The company's president for the U.S. said in a statement they wanted to give back to the local communities they are located in.

We now have a better understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on our business, and we’ve decided to “pay it forward...

The Swedish company has one Michigan location in Canton.

The COVID-19 Response & Recovery Initiative is a fund set up to provide resources to help with necessities due to the pandemic, such as food and water, education, and PPE. Anyone can donate to the fund whether it be monetary or material items (ventilators, PPE, sanitizer). Get more info here.

IKEA wasn't the only big business to step up. Ford Motor Company is also committing to donating 1.5 million masks to low-income schools, the city of Detroit, health centers, various COVID-19 testing sites, and other organizations who need the support.

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