City Working With Local Manufacturers To Help Battle COVID-19
The battle with the COVID-19 virus continues to present issues in every community worldwide and locally, two manufacturers are stepping up to aid the City of Sullivan and emergency services personnel.
Sullivan City Administrator J.T. Hardy is continuing to work behind the scenes in an effort to help aid those along the front lines get some needed materials.
The effort began just a couple weeks ago when ATI, Aerofil Technologies, donated some 45 cases of disinfectant spray to the city and then again last week. More than 1,000 cans have been distributed to Mercy Hospital, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin County Health Department, Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Sullivan Police Department, Sullivan Fire Protection District and five local nursing homes.
Hardy reached out to SLP Lighting in Sullivan when he read in the April 1 issue of the Independent News that the company was manufacturing face shields for emergency services personnel. He was able to secure 200 face shields for all the above agencies listed above through the kind donations of SLP Lighting and Koller Enterprises LLC.
“The City of Sullivan is working with local manufacturers to collect and distribute needed items for our agencies and other local agencies in need,” said Hardy.
Hardy has been amazed at the support that the city and these agencies have received from our local manufacturers.
“It is truly amazing to have such great corporate citizens in our community,” said Hardy. “Their donations are helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and potentially saving lives. Everyone in Franklin and Crawford County who have received these items is more than grateful to our local efforts. It says something about our community to be able to help not just locally but beyond.”