Plymouth Elementary School Donates Hand Sanitizer, Wipes to Veterans
The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System won’t have to worry about hand sanitizer or Clorox wipes for a while.
A Plymouth elementary school recently donated more than 140 wipes and more than 70 large hand sanitizers to the VA.
The kind gesture began when Wayzata Schools’ Plymouth Creek Elementary kindergarten teacher Kristin Peterson felt the urge to help the community somehow.
Peterson’s neighbor works for the VA Health System. He told her that if she wanted to do something for the community, the VA would take donations.
“I said I’m a kindergarten teacher and I collect hand sanitizers and Clorox wipes in the beginning of the year. I always have more than I know what to do with,” Peterson explained. “If I had all that in my classroom, I thought other teachers do too.”
Peterson brought the topic up during a staff meeting and got a large response. Donations were sent to the VA last week.
“It seems like something simple that I could do that would have a big effect,” Peterson said.
A Heartfelt Thank You
Brad Doboszenski, the Public Affairs Officer for Minneapolis VA told CCX that they cannot express their gratitude enough.
“Every little bit helps and we appreciate the visible support from the Plymouth Creek Elementary School and others. It’s good to see the community coming together to support health care workers,” Doboszenski said.
Although VA facilities are equipped with essential items to handle the influx during the COVID-19 outbreak, Doboszenski said any donations are appreciated.
“The VA is continuing to care for veterans of Minnesota. We are also continuing to work with our community neighbors as we manage during this unique and incredible time with the coronavirus,” Doboszenski said.
For those interested in donating please contact Voluntary services by phone at 612-725-2050 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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