As we take our first steps into the next stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) continues to be an important piece of everyday life. Amcor Rigid Plastics, a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for a variety of industries, recently seized an opportunity to use their expertise and products to give back to the community.
“When the pandemic began, ARP quickly jumped into action to install a general-purpose face mask line in our Millville, New Jersey plant,” said Derek Krebs, Quality Manager for Amcor in Ames. “With this expertise and capability, we have the opportunity to supply organizations that may be struggling to afford this type of PPE with much-needed masks, helping ensure the health and safety of those in our communities.”
Amcor was looking for a way to support the Ames and Story County community and reached out to a number of organizations to assess PPE need. When they realized they had approximately 80,000 triple layer masks to distribute, they connected with the Story County Emergency Management team to form a partnership in spirit of slowing the spread in our communities.
The two teams worked together to distribute 40 boxes of masks throughout Story County before a winter storm hit earlier this month. Their reach was far and wide from schools, fire departments, libraries and more, every Story County community benefited from their generosity and teamwork. Yet another example of our members and community pulling together to stay #StoryCountyStrong!
Maxwell (upper right) – Crystal Clair, Director of the Maxwell Public Library and her son Brazen Dingle with donated Amcor masks.
Roland (middle left) – Melissa Webb, Children’s Librarian / Programming for the Roland Public Library receiving donated Amcor masks.
Collins (lower right) – Sara Coree, Director of the Collins Public Library with donated Amcor masks.
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