TEAM Wireless donates 20 tablets to local health care providers

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Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 5:40 PM EDT
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Recognizing our local communities and our healthcare providers were facing especially challenging times with the COVID-19 virus reaching our area, TEAM Wireless Owner/CEO, Brian Boucher, wanted to help.

“We wanted to make sure patients could communicate with family members and loved ones no matter what type of visitation precautions were taking place," Boucher said.

The idea began with Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. Eventually 20 tablet computers were donated between UP Health System - Marquette, UP Health System - Bell in Ishpeming, DCHS in Iron Mountain, OSF Healthcare in Escanaba, and Avanti Health Center in Minocqua, WIisconsin.

Residents in nursing homes like Avanti Health Center in Minocqua are especially isolated during these times with visitations extremely restricted for the health and safety of those at-risk residents.

The tablet computers allowed these residents to stay connected to family members, loved ones, and even healthcare professionals using video chat services.

Thank you to our Healthcare Heroes for their ongoing sacrifices and bravery as our communities continue to face the ongoing situation with COVID-19.

Now, Team Wireless needs your help to help school kids get the supplies they need to go back to school in the fall. They’re accepting donations to buy the school supplies.

“We match those funds and then the end result is a backpack with over $40 worth of school supplies that we give away Saturday, August 1 across all 50 of our locations in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois,” said Justin Boucher, Vice President of marketing for Team Wireless.

They’re goal is to fill one-thousand backpacks.

“The impact to the school children across our communities would be over $40,000 worth of school supplies,” said Boucher

And the backpacks are available to anyone who needs it.

“All school aged children are welcome. No purchase necessary just as long as there is a child there asking for a backpack, they get a backpack while supplies last,” said Boucher.

The team wireless staff say the teachers and students are in their hearts and they’re thankful for an opportunity to help.

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