DENNIS, MA — When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who’s making a difference right now as we live through unprecedented and changing times.
Here at Patch, we’ve launched an initiative to help recognize these heroes making a difference in their communities. Together with Ring, we’re working to let all your neighbors know about these outstanding people and their stories.
This submission is about Concord Electric Supply, which donated extra spools that were converted into tables for the Laurel School in Brewster to use for outdoor learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Branch manager Gustavo Rosa said the donation idea came when one of his customer, E.F. Winslow told him about the Laurel School’s need for outdoor tables.
And in no time, the branch quickly collected four large spools and dropped them off at the school to be turned into outdoor tables. The tables are being used in outdoor working spaces to help students practice safe social distancing.
“We didn’t realize the impact it would have. It made such a difference to them, so it feels special being a part of it,” Rosa said.
Courtney Mill’s the school’s director of operations, said the donated spools are amazing and are helping to create an “optimal school experience this year.”
The school, to show further appreciation, wrote Concord Electric Supply a hand-written letter. It reads:
“Dear Gus and the Concord Electric Supply Crew, thank you so, so, so much for giving us all of those spools to create tables for our outdoor classrooms! You really helped make our new outdoor classrooms a reality. Thanks for loading them into our trucks with your forklift, too!”
“The thank-you note had underlined words and everything,” Rosa said. “It sounds like they were very happy, and that makes us feel really good at the store. We didn’t realize the impact it would have. It made such a difference to them, so it feels special being a part of it. We should all try to make a difference,” said Rosa. “We’re definitely going to try to do more of that around here now.”
This article originally appeared on the Barnstable-Hyannis Patch