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District 60 donates sanitizing products to local groups in need

Posted at 5:15 PM, Apr 20, 2020

PUEBLO — With District 60 classrooms sitting empty, school leaders are making sure their stocks of cleaning supplies aren't just sitting around.

D60 has teamed up and have gathered and donated unused sanitation items to the Pueblo Police Department and the Belmont Senior Care Assisted Living Community.

Kendra Zerfas, an art teacher at Belmont Elementary School, came up with the idea to help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

"We always have an over abundance of hand sanitizer at school because we ask for it as one of our supplies," explained Zerfas. "So I thought well it's just sitting there no ones using it, no ones going to use it if we don't get it out of there."

Pueblo PD said the donations will be extremely helpful.

“We always keep hand sanitizer in each of our patrol cars, and our officers were running out” said Pueblo Police Departmen Sergeant Dennis Furbush. “The stores are completely out, so this couldn’t have come at a better time for us.”

The supplies are also being distributed to hospitals, nursing homes, first responders, and, if possible, essential businesses by Pueblo PD and the Belmont Senior Care Assisted Living Community to distribute to the community.