The South Hall Rotary Club was recently the recipient of donated masks from a Rotary District 6910 program. Local Rotary clubs were able to apply for the donated mask to be donated to a local not-for-profit organization. The mask would then be provided to the club for no cost.
Members of the club brainstormed for organizations in the community that had a great need for masks but had not received huge community support from previous donations. The club discussed ways to help the school system and considered the needs of school buses.
South Hall Rotary Past-President Rena Pendley had a contact at the Hall County Schools Transportation Division. She reached out to inquire if we could set up a time to stop by and donate our original 8,000 masks.
During the visit, Pendley, Membership Chair Jeff Williams, and Club President Amanda Groover spoke with Clay Hobbs about the volume of masked used by the Hall County Bus system this school year. Hobbs stated that the 8,000 thousand masks would last the bus drivers about three weeks across the county.
“After we found out how many masks the bus drivers were distributing around the community, District Governor Tina Fischlin provided an additional 4,000 masks for us to donate” stated Groover. “We hope that the 12,000 masks will allow for the school system to have an ample supply through the remainder of the 2021 school year.”