Posted by John F. Steinman
The Rotary Club of Barre donated 600 re-usable masks to the Barre Supervisory Union to help their faculty, staff and students stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic and 2000 single-use masks to the Barre City Fire Department.
Pictured from left to right: Tony Campos, President-elect, Bruce Fischer, Secretary, Eddie Rousse, Past-president, John Steinman, President, and David Wells, BUUSD Superintendent
Pictured from left to right: Past-president Eddie Rousse, President, John Steinman, Fire Chief Doug Brent and, President-elect Tony Campos.
The Barre Rotary Club purchased 4000 reusable masks wholesale from Reynolds and Son using part of a $25,000.00 Disaster Relief Grant from Rotary international to Rotary District 7850 and 2000 single-use mask via a Rossi Foundation grant. The masks will be distributed to Rotary Clubs in New Hampshire and Vermont. The masks will go to schools, health centers, police and fire departments, and homeless shelters. 

As people of action, Rotary members are engaged in their communities — gathering for projects and offering help to those in need.

Fighting disease is one of Rotary’s main causes, so members already support efforts to promote proper hand washing techniques, teach people other ways to stay healthy, and supply training and vital medical equipment to health care providers. Now they’re helping health authorities communicate lifesaving information about COVID-19 and donating protective gear and other supplies to clinics and hospitals that are under strain because of the pandemic.
Barre Rotary distributed cases of masks to local law-enforcement and fire departments by virtue of a district grant from Rotary international. . In an effort to help the community and law-enforcement with the insurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic and following encouragement from the governor and the CDC for all to wear masks, Barre Rotary delivered. In addition to the cases of mask‘s to the police and fire departments, boxes of 50 were given to various merchants throughout the city.  
Past President Eddie Rousse and Barre City Police Officer Randy Tucker with masks.