HUNTSVILLE – First responders in the Huntsville area received a very needed donation this week. MAPCO donated 2,400 N95 masks to Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (HEMSI).
While safely practicing social distancing, the donation was presented to first responders from Huntsville’s Fire & Rescue Department and HEMSI on Monday at the new MAPCO store at 11821 Memorial Parkway Southwest in Huntsville, Alabama.
“This generous donation will help protect our first responders as they continue to help those in need,” said Tommy Battle, Mayor of Huntsville. “The N95 masks give our frontline workers the ability to do their jobs with the protective equipment they need. On behalf of the City of Huntsville and its residents, we thank MAPCO for their partnership in helping us combat COVID-19.”
MAPCO said the donation of 2,400 N95 respirator masks to HEMSI is part of their continuous commitment to the communities it serves.
“We are proud to partner with HEMSI to provide Huntsville first responders with these invaluable supplies to protect them as they risk their lives on the front lines,” says Frederic Chaveyriat, CEO, MAPCO. “MAPCO has been a part of the Huntsville community for many years, and we now have eleven stores serving the city. We are committed to keeping our guests, team members and communities as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
MAPCO says their stores continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic as essential businesses, and all locations have implemented rigorous and frequent cleaning and disinfecting processes while closely following the latest information and guidelines from local, state and federal government agencies and health organizations.
Plexiglass shields have been installed in every store and masks, gloves and hand sanitizer have been provided to all team members. Additionally, to support social distancing efforts, store occupancy has been limited and MAPCO has placed physical in-store indicators on floors to support appropriate distancing.
All seating areas are closed, and food orders are to-go only for the time being.
To learn more about what MAPCO is doing to ensure the safety of its guests and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit mapcorewards.com/coronavirus-safety.
The new MAPCO location on Memorial Parkway Southwest is a 4,500+ sq. ft. store boasting a bright, modernized design with eight gas pumps, both hot and cold Grab-N-Go food options, a pizza program, roller grill, “better for you” snacks, beer cave, large variety of drinks including fountain drink machine equipped with 40 flavors, ICEE machine and brand new bean to cup coffee offer, along with a host of merchandise for guests to stock up while they refuel.