By Jackson Long | Aug 11, 2020
Rockland — The Rockland Ocean State Job Lots donated over $11,000 in PPE to both the Rockland Fire and Police Department on Aug. 10. The supplies were presented to the departments by Rick Wolin, the store manager.
Police Chief Chris Young and Fire Chief Mikial Mazzeo accepted the donations from the store. The supplies were loaded into Fire Chief Mazzeo’s truck.
The donation included 3,000 surgical masks; 1,600 KN95 masks; 20 gallons of hand sanitizer; 15 infrared non-contact thermometers; and 10 face shields.
Marc Perlman, CEO of Ocean State Job Lots, thanked the customers for their generous giving at the registers, in a letter addressed to the Fire and Police Chiefs.
Ocean State Job Lots has contributed $250,000 to help donate supplies to the local community first responders. They have also been asking customers for donations. They have used 100% of all their donations to buy supplies for first responders.
In April, Ocean State Job Lots distributed 150,000 masks to frontline workers. In his letter, Perlman encouraged the departments to give out any excess supplies they may have from the donation to local organizations in the community.
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