April 28, 2020
Free masks to be handed out from tent outside Smith’s
On Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, the St. John’s Health Foundation, in collaboration with the Teton County Health Department, will have a tent set up outside Smith’s Food and Drug to hand out free masks.
The masks, 10,000 of them, were produced by one of the factories used by homegrown company Yellowberry, which sells undergarments and other items for tweens and teens.
Yellowberry founder and CEO Megan Grassell reached out to Jeff Ward at Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates, which used money from its community service fund to pay manufacturing costs, a press release said. The JHREA fund is supported by agents and donors.
First Republic Bank also chipped in on manufacturing costs.
“Everyone is looking for ways to help right now, and we have been overwhelmed by the number of customers looking to support local communities and hospitals,” Grassell said in the release.
The tent will be open at Smith’s from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday for members of the community to drive by and pick up masks.