During the "Good News" portion of the school board meeting held Oct. 11, two businesses were recognized for their contributions to Delta County Joint School District #50.
Superintendent Caryn Gibson presented a plaque to Robert Ownbey, manager of the Delta Walmart, in appreciation for his donation of 20 $50 gift cards.
The gift cards were divided between teachers at Garnet Mesa Elementary and Lincoln Elementary, who used them to purchase supplies for their classrooms.
In addition, Walmart has joined forces with Delta Opportunity School and the Delta Food Pantry to "Stuff the Bus" with non-perishable food items. To further aid the fight against hunger, the Delta store is pursuing a $50,000 grant through the Walmart Foundation.
"I'm privileged to work for a corporation that allows me to do these things," Ownbey said. "I'm proud of this school district and I want to do whatever I can to help."
A plaque was also presented to Sue Edson, who brought eight automated external defibrillators (AEDs) donated by Community Hospital in Grand Junction. With the AEDs donated by the Bynum family, every traditional school in the county has now been equipped with an AED. The easy-to-use devices deliver electrical therapy which stops the cardiac arrhythmias that lead to cardiac arrest.blog comments powered by Disqus