CFI supporting area kids delivering more than 300,000 masks to SWMO school districts

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These school kids benefit from this CFI delivery: Joplin, Carl Junction, Sarcoxie, Carthage, Webb City, Nevada, Seneca, Springfield, Lebanon

JOPLIN, Mo. — CFI driver Angel Quinones started his day in Jefferson City this morning on behalf of Missouri school kids! He just arrived back in Joplin delivering thousands of masks for area school kids who start classes in the next few weeks.

CFI worked closely with Joplin Public Schools to deliver masks to the Broadway R-8 warehouse Thursday where they will be distributed across the region to districts listed below.

  • Carl Junction 7,000
  • Sarcoxie 1,500
  • Carthage 10,500
  • Joplin 16,000
  • Webb City 9,500
  • Nevada 5,000
  • Seneca 3,500

Quinones along his way to Joplin, he also made stops in in Lebanon and Springfield. From there they will distribute down to other districts. In all nearly 320,000 masks will be distributed from five different hubs (scroll below for all districts).

  • SPRINGFIED 153,500
  • LEBANON 32,500
  • PURDY 38,000
  • HOLLISTER 31,000
  • JOPLIN 64,500

HOW THIS BEGAN

This all began as the the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reached out to districts across the state to ask for volunteer districts that would be able to pick up palates of boxes in Jefferson City and then allow other districts to pick up masks from their locations. 

“Joplin Schools volunteered but had difficulty acquiring and transporting the masks. The District reached out to our local trucking company, CFI Logistics, and they agreed to pick up the masks in Jefferson City and deliver them to Lebanon Public Schools, Springfield Public Schools as distribution centers on there way back to Joplin where masks would be distributed at Joplin Schools.”

JOPLIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS MEDIA RELEASE

NOTE: The 2 million cloth masks were secured by SEMA to distribute to Missouri schools (district and charter) to assist with school reopening.  That quantity should be enough for at least 2 per student.  The masks are manufactured by Hanes and can be washed up to 15 times.  They come in boxes of 500. 

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