My colleagues and I accepted a donation of 4,360 N-95 Decon and Reuse masks from an anonymous donor that I was happy to bring to our schools for our teachers and staff. This donation is worth over $40,000. I reached out to this donor last Spring to donate masks to our students and families, and then we got 12,000 disposable masks.
Now, the donor is making an additional donation, but this time of N-95 masks, usually used by health care providers because of its safety and durability.
The masks were donated in memory of Edward D. McClure, “a good friend of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who spent his life, personally and professionally, demonstrating inclusion, understanding and bringing together people of all backgrounds to make for a richer, more just culture.” I’d like to thank this donor, once again, from the bottom of my heart from hearing my call for help. I’m honored to be in the School Committee and to assist our schools in any way I can.