The Bourne Police and Fire departments are each set to receive a donation of personal protective equipment, or PPE, courtesy of Ocean State Job Lot, which has a Buzzards Bay location. The bargain retail giant’s donation comes to $12,000 in protective equipment.
A letter was sent to Bourne town officials in all the communities that are served by Ocean State Job Lot. In the letter, the franchise’s principal owner and chief executive officer, Marc Perlman, credited customers and company employees for the making the donations possible.
“Thanks to the generosity of Ocean State Job Lot customers and the efforts of our buying team, we are pleased to be able to make another contribution of PPE to your departments as you continue to work on the front lines to serve our communities,” Mr. Perlman said,
The town will receive two pallets, Mr. Perlman said, that will include KN95 masks, face shields, hand sanitizer and disinfecting hand wipes. Each pallet will hold approximately $6,000 worth of materials, he said, for a total of $12,000.
Mr. Perlman encouraged both departments to “share excess supplies with the organizations that you feel are most appropriate.”
“We understand that this has been an incredibly challenging time for those who protect and serve our communities,” he said, “and we remain grateful for everything that you and your teams do every day.”