Bank of America has donated 50,000 disposable medical masks, 50 cases of hand sanitizer, and 10,000 gloves to the Savannah Chatham County Public School System.
“We're grateful for Bank of America's support to help us create a safe environment for our students," Dr. Ann Levett, Superintendent of Schools said. "These critical supplies, combined with basic safety precautions, such as regular hand-washing, masks and social distancing, will help protect our teachers, students, and their families."
Schools throughout the country faced unprecedented challenges as they balanced reopening with protecting students from potential Covid-19 outbreaks. PPE, or personal protective equipment, was in short supply as schools and businesses began to reopen. SCCPSS is operating under a hybrid model which blends in-person and online learning.
““Bank of America is committed to helping slow the spread of the virus by distributing personal protective equipment to our neighbors," said Patrick O'Neil, Savannah market president for Bank of America. “In order to meet the needs of protection for teachers and students in Savannah, we are challenging other businesses to help – this is a moment when our schools need us to help keep them safe as they close out this school year and prepare for the next."
If your business would like to donate safety equipment to SCCPSS, please contact Clyde Newton at (912) 395-6766.