The Enmarket convenience store chain has donated 10,000 reusable 20-ounce water bottles to returning students in Bryan County’s public schools to ensure that all 9,600 students in the county’s 11 schools have water bottles as they return to classes.
According to a press release, Enmarket offered to donate the water bottles after officials learned that state guidelines recommend schools turn off water fountains during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“When we became aware of this need, we saw a way to give back to the community, give back to the education system and to make school a safe experience for students," said Enmarket president Brett Giesick.
Bryan County Assistant Superintendent Dr. Trey Robertson said the schools appreciate the donation.
“We are extremely grateful to have such great community partners willing to meet the needs of our students," Robertson said. "The water bottles provided by Enmarket will be extremely useful for all of our students and staff throughout the year.
In August, Enmarket also provided 32,000 bottles to Savannah-Chatham students and 14,000 to Effingham students.