From The Tribune staff reports
PINSON — Help has, perhaps, never been more needed than it is right now in the wide wake of COVID-19, and one local business has stepped up to the plate.
Jay Ellett of State Farm in Pinson presented a $500 check to the Pinson Valley athletics department last week. According to Joe Cochran, those funds will be put toward needed personal protective equipment for the school.
Those supplies will likely include face masks, sanitation products, and various protective clothing designed to protect against the new virus.
“It seemed like the time to reach out and see if we could lend a little assistance,” said Ellett. “This is a time for all of the businesses that are supported by all of these communities to, in turn, support the causes, the schools, the extracurriculars and things of that nature.”
Cochran joined Pinson Valley head football coach Sam Shade, Principal Michael Turner and head basketball coach Darrell Barber in accepting Ellett’s donation on Thursday, July 9.
As a JefCoEd member school, Pinson Valley will provide three instructional scenarios for students during the 2020-21 academic year. The options, which were announced by Superintendent Dr. Walter Gonsoulin last week, include traditional, remote and virtual learning.