Jaspans and True Value donate safety kits to Squan schools

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Pictured, from left: Megan Manetta, Manasquan Elementary School [MES] principal grades 5-8; Marc Rodger, MES head custodian; Marc Geller, Jaspans store manager; John DePaolo, True Value retail consultant; and Peg Ciufo, MES school nurse. PHOTO BY HOPE PATTI

MANASQUAN — Jaspan True Value Hardware, in partnership with the True Value Foundation, recently provided free health and safety kits to the Manasquan School District through the newly created Educational Heroes Safety Campaign.

The kits, which include cases of hand soap, hand sanitizer, cleaning agents and KN-95 face masks, will help “to ensure the health and safety of students, teachers, administrators and staff,” according to a press release from True Value.

True Value Manufacturing transformed its EasyCare paint production facility in Cary, Illinois at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to produce FDA approved hand sanitizer and essential cleaning products in an effort to meet the “unprecedented nationwide consumer demand for health and cleaning essentials.”

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Taking their efforts a step further, the True Value Foundation launched the Educational Heroes Safety campaign in August to meet the needs for health and cleaning products in schools as they planned to reopen.

“This collaborative effort between the company and its independent retailers aims to keep America’s kids learning while keeping our frontline educational heroes safe,” the press release states.

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