Upper Valley business donates more than 12,900 bottles of hand sanitizer to area schools
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The following is a news release from the city of Rexburg.
REXBURG — Upper Valley school districts have benefited from a generous donation of hand sanitizer from local business owners Zachary and Kurt Harman, owners of Americlean Products.
Madison School District 321, Sugar-Salem School District #322, Teton School District #401, and Fremont School District 215 received 420 gallons of hand sanitizer, and over 12,900 bottles of hand sanitizing spray to distribute to their schools for the use of students and staff.
Americlean is a Rexburg based business. Kurt and Zachary Harman (owners of Ray’s Chevron and the BarberPop Shop) launched Americlean earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. The Harmans were able to set up a supply chain to produce facemasks and hand sanitizer. Over the past several months Americlean has been able to supply local, regional and national organizations with personal safety supplies.
“When Kurt Harman approached me about donating some hand sanitizer, I immediately thought about our schools,” Rexburg Mayor Jerry Merrill said.
Mayor Merrill expressed how important it is to the community that schools stay open.
“When Kurt told me how many bottles of hand sanitizer that he had available, I reached to the Madison School District administration. Madison School District suggested we reach out to Sugar-Salem, Teton and Fremont School Districts,” Merrill said. “Thanks to the Harmans and Americlean, four area school districts have been helped out.”
The Family Crisis Center and the Rexburg Free Clinic also received these supplies.
Americlean currently supplies area organizations such as Madison Memorial Hospital and the Madison Fire Department with face masks.