Water bottle drive nets hundreds of donations

The Jackson Hole Middle School's water bottle drive collected nearly 600 bottles to help students and teachers during COVID-19 precautions.

The Reusable Water Bottle Round-Up for Jackson Hole Middle School has ended with nearly 600 water bottles collected.

Middle school students are required to bring a reusable water bottle to school every day due to COVID-19 precautions. But not every student has one, and sometimes kids forget theirs.

The water bottles collected will be sanitized and provided to students, helping to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and to limit the number of single-use water cups used each day.

“I was blown away by the outpouring of support from our community,” said Ben Brettell, the school social worker. “This water bottle drive reminded me of two things. First, the people in our town and county want to support our students. Second, we can’t forget about the basic necessities even when we’re in the midst of a pandemic. In fact, more than ever, this is a time when our basic needs are most pivotal.”

Individuals, businesses and nonprofits donated the hundreds of water bottles to collection centers at the school, Town Hall and Recycling Center, and many are already in use.

— Danielle Johnson

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