Photos: Moving Flint Forward with Great Lakes Facilities Management
08 Apr 20
Moving Flint Forward recipient Great Lakes Facilities Management

As part of the Moving Flint Forward Small Business Grant Program, each grantee must work with a local nonprofit organization, either through volunteering, coordinating a service project or providing a service pro bono.

Given the current pandemic, Great Lakes Facilities Management opted to support two local institutions, both located in the city of Flint: Whaley Children’s Center and Hurley Medical Center.

“We thought about the overwhelming need these agencies have been experiencing in recent weeks,” says Fletcher Rheaves, president and CEO of Great Lakes Facilities Management. “The question was, ‘How could we help those who have helped so many in need of resources?’  In response to COVID-19, we felt a need to help with the doctors, nurses and children’s safety.”

At Whaley, the full-service janitorial building maintenance company disinfected the organization’s activity center and clinic earlier this month. Additionally, the business donated the bulk of its protective gear supply to the health care workers at Hurley.

To learn more about Great Lakes Facilities Management, visit

To learn more about the Moving Flint Forward program, which is a collaborative effort between General Motors and the Chamber, visit