United Way and Fidelis Care Distribute 1,000 COVID-19 Care Packets to Nine Schools in Columbia and Greene Counties
- United Way of the Greater Capital Region partnered with Fidelis Care and Greene Medical Arts Pharmacy to support local students returning to school safely and distributed 1,000 COVID-19 Care Packets consisting of hand sanitizers, children’s masks, bleach wipes, tissues and backpacks to nine schools in Columbia and Greene counties in late September.
“Procuring these essential back-to-school items has been a challenge throughout the pandemic. This effort ensures children in Greene and Columbia counties can focus on a great start to their school year as safely as possible,” said Peter Gannon, President & CEO at United Way of the Greater Capital Region.
(Photo to left) From left, Nicki Brown, United Way of the Greater Capital Region, Srinivas Velesetty, Rph, Greene Medical Arts Pharmacy; Deb La Due, Fidelis Care; Randy Squier, Coxsackie-Athens Central School District; Peter Gannon and Katie Nelson, United Way of the Greater Capital Region
“Our students are facing tough challenges as we begin the new school year and access to essential personal safety items should not be a barrier that impedes learning,” said Randy Squier, Superintendent of Schools at Coxsackie-Athens Central School District. “The health and safety of our students and community is our top priority, and this donation of critical items will help us stay on track for a safe and successful school year.”
(Photo to right) From left, Srinivas Velesetty, Rph, Greene Medical Arts Pharmacy; Deb La Due, Fidelis Care; and Peter Gannon, United Way of the Greater Capital Region
The items were donated by Fidelis Care, Greene Medical Arts Pharmacy, United Way of the Greater Capital Region, and local Walmart and Target stores.
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