At the Fenton City Council meeting on Monday, April 25, Mayor Sue Osborn presented proclamations celebrating The Home Depot in Fenton and store manager Jeff Hartsaw for donations to the city during the early months of the global pandemic. of COVID-19.

Home Depot store #2741 received a plaque that read, “In recognition of your assistance and generous donations of personal protective equipment to the City of Fenton during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Osborn has proclaimed April 26 to be Jeff Hartsaw Day, saying he’s stepped up significantly to make the frantic search for masks and other supplies a little less stressful. “The masks Jeff gave us kept us in good shape for the first two to three months,” she said. “Those early days were rocky, and these donations have kept the City of Fenton’s public safety employees safe and busy.”

Hartsaw, a retail veteran who came to Home Depot in Fenton four years ago, said Home Depot encourages its stores to take an active role in their communities.

“I’m happy to work for a company that allows me to do the right thing,” he said. “I appreciate this honor very much.”

The store’s pandemic donations didn’t just help the city, which in turn donated some of The Home Depot N95 masks to local hospitals and ambulance services. The Home Depot has also helped other organizations with donations of masks, gloves, sanitary supplies and more.

“Every time we brought things in, we put them in a truck and went knocking on doors,” Hartsaw said. “Everything happens for a reason, and I was just happy that we could help.”