Photo: Mountain Home Public Schools’ Maintenance Supervisor Greg Jones and Auxiliary Services Director Chris Knight accept a donation of 360 quarts of hand sanitizer from Bass Cat & Yar-Craft Boats Purchasing Agent Evan Singletary and Vice President of Finance & Administration Cody Blair.
Representatives from Bass Cat and Yar-Craft Boats recently delivered 360 quarts of hand sanitizer to Mountain Home Public Schools.
Cody Blair, Bass Cat and Yar-Craft vice president of finance & administration, says the donation, which retails at $4,500, was provided as a way for the boat builders to show support for the district.
“Bass Cat & Yar-Craft Boats is honored to help our local school district during these uncertain times,” Blair says. “Our schools’ faculty, staff, and administration are on the front lines of this current pandemic. They risk their well-being every day to bring quality education to our community. They have had to reimagine and reconstruct the way public education is delivered in order to create a safe place for our children to learn.”
District superintendent Dr. Jake Long says this donation is both useful and timely.
“As predicted, we are using more hand sanitizer this year than we normally would,” he says. “This donation will go a long way to helping ensure we have plenty of hand sanitizer for the rest of the year. Bass Cat and Yar-Craft really came through to help our district in our goal to keep students and staff safe while providing a world-class education.”
Blair noted safety of students and staff was his organization’s focus when they decided to donate the hand sanitizer.
“We are extremely appreciative of the unwavering dedication displayed by all of those working in Mountain Home Public Schools. We hope our donation will help keep faculty, staff, and students safe without a further drain on the district’s budget.”