PPE Masks Presented to Local First Responders

‘Tis the season of giving…PPE and generosity! On Tuesday, November 24th, Sturbridge Rotary Club members and representatives of the Town of Sturbridge’s First Responders gathered outside the Sturbridge Police Station for a special presentation.

1,000 PPE face masks were generously donated to the Sturbridge Rotary Club by a Rotarian in the Connecticut District. Sturbridge Rotary Club President, Dr. David Zonia, presented these face masks to the Town to assist First Responders as they protect and support our Sturbridge community. The First Responders were represented by Interim Police Chief Earl Dessert and Fire Chief John Grasso, Jr. who were most appreciative to receive the donation. Included in those on hand to witness the presentation were fellow Sturbridge Rotary Club members Klaus and Glenys Hachfeld.  Rotary’s Past District Governor Hachfeld commented, “The whole point of this Club is to help the community.”  Donations such as these truly exemplify the Rotary motto, “Service above Self”.

The Sturbridge Police Department is also doing their part, of course, to give back to the community. They recently partnered with the organization “Cops For Kids With Cancer”, working together to help families who are especially struggling this holiday season by providing much needed financial help. Please consider donating to this cause online at: https://copsforkidswithcancer.org/donation-sturbridge-police-2020/

Let’s help them surpass their $2,500 goal!

With all that’s transpired this year, we’re reminded now more than ever that taking care of our community is truly what matters the most!

We’d also like to thank Sydney Leanna, a Senior at Tantasqua Regional High School, for preparing this report.  Sydney has been working with us to prepare stories and bulletins as part of her Community Service work.

L to R:  President Dr. David Zonia, Fire Chief John Grasso, Jr. and Police Chief Earl Dessert.

L to R: President Dr. David Zonia, Fire Chief John Grasso, Jr. and Police Chief Earl Dessert.

L to R:  Sydney Leanna, PDG Klaus Hachfeld, Glenys Hachfeld, President Dr. David Zonia, Fire Chief John Grasso, Jr. and Police Chief Earl Dessert.

L to R: Sydney Leanna, PDG Klaus Hachfeld, Glenys Hachfeld, President Dr. David Zonia, Fire Chief John Grasso, Jr. and Police Chief Earl Dessert.