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Detroit Forward brings you positive stories in Detroit -- plus a way to nominate a hero or business moving Detroit forward during Covid-19!

Custom Swimwear face mask

Custom Swimwear in Royal Oak Now Sewing Face Masks For The Public

Custom Swimwear By Exelnt Designs in Royal Oak is putting their sewing machines to good use during the coronavirus pandemic. The company, founded and owned by Trish Crowder, usually makes custom swimwear for customers, but now they're making face masks for the public. You can find out how to order...
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Gas pump

The Return Of The Full-Service Gas Station During Coronavirus Crisis

Three Metro Detroit gas stations are going the extra mile to help keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic. They'll pump your gas for you, and sanitize your credit/debit card before handing it back to you. Click here to find the names and loctions of the stations offering the service for...
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Detroit Police Chief James Craig Talks to JJ & JoAnne About Coronavirus Battle

Detroit Police Chief James Craig is back on the job after being off for a few weeks fighting the coronavirus. He talked with JJ & JoAnne about battling a disease he says wants to control your body. You can listen to the interview here.
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Hans Masing delivering facemasks

Community Creates Face Shields & Local Pilot Delivers Them To Remote Midwest Hospitals

The call was put out on Facebook and the community responded by making thousands of face shields. Now a Metro Detroit pilot is using his plane to deliver the face shields to remote hospitals. You can learn more about the effort here.
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Jimmie Johnson's Racecar

Henry Ford Nurse Gets Surprise From NASCAR Driver Jimmie Johnson

What a special moment for one of our healthcare heroes. Michael Palmer is a nurse at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. During an appearance Wednesday on Mike Tirico’s online NBS Sports “Lunch Talk”, the show surprised Palmer by having NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson appear on screen. Check it out...
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Ford coloring page

Ford Designers Create Coloring Book Pages & Activities For Kids

Ford designers have come together to provide some fun for kids and adults alike stuck at home. They've provided downloadable images, Ford themed coloring pages and activites. Click here to read more and find the link to the projects.
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Metro Detroit Company Creates Face Masks With Licensed Characters On Them

A Metro Detroit Company is providing face masks with your favorite character on it. There are hundreds of designs to choose from. Click here to find out you can order one and provide one for a health care worker at the same time!
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Diesel Repair Specialists are taking care of first responders

Play Trivia And Honor A First Responder

Diesel Repair Specialists, Inc in Dearborn Heights is offering a fun way to show some gratitude to our first responders.
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Artist leaves art around Dodge Park

Local Artist Leaves Free Art In Dodge Park

A local multimedia artist has left some surprises for visitors of Dodge Park in Sterling Heights. Amanda Koss has left various pieces of art on benches and behind trees. Click here to hear her interview Monday morning with JJ & JoAnne
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Detroit Vs. Everybody Offers New Twist: Everybody Vs. Covid-19

The founder of Detroit Vs. Everybody has launched a new line of shirts and sweatshirts... Everybody Vs. COVID-19. JJ & JoAnne talked to founder Tommey Walker on Friday morning. Click here to listen to the interview.
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