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Coronavirus update: May 25 - Memorial Day

Washington, May 25, 2020
Here is an update for May 25th - Memorial Day.
 
Thought of the day: We don’t know them all, but we owe them all. -Unknown

Today is Memorial Day. A time to pause to honor the brave individuals who have served our country in uniform and gave their lives for this nation we love. To me, Memorial Day is about traditions – parades, services, gathering, and more. It’s hard to quantify all the virus has taken from us. It can take so much – but it will not break our spirit. We remember all the heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is in that spirit I go forth with today: to honor those who have served and lost their lives so that their memories and sacrifices will not be forgotten.

During the Second World War, the legendary correspondent Ernie Pyle chronicled the story of the average American soldier. And he wrote, “In the end, they are the ones that wars can’t be won without.”


This week brings lots of work. Returning to Washington: pushing for Made in America, getting updates on developments of a vaccine, working to get more state and local government support, securing workplace protections for those returning to the job, and more. Stay tuned and keep reading this week for more updates, but for today, celebrate safe, remember & honor those we lost, and call those you love.

Team Dingell is here seven days a week and wants to listen and help. It isn’t as smooth as we want on some issues, but we will never stop fighting for you. Call our office at 313-278-2936 or contact us through Facebook or our webpage.
 
New information becomes available every day. Below is a list of resources and information that can be helpful during this time. Please share this information with your family, friends, and colleagues. Remember, stay home, stay safe, save lives.

Coronavirus information

File for unemployment

Small Businesses can apply for low-interest disaster loans

Navigating Social Security Benefits
 
School Based Food Service Interactive Map
 
Food Banks and Kitchens in Michigan's 12th Congressional District
 
Contact numbers for people looking for information are:
• Centers for Disease Control, cdc.gov/coronavirus, 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).
Michigan.gov/coronavirus, or 888-535-6136.
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