Report by Paula Antolini, September 5, 2020, 8:15AM EDT
Ethan Draper, graduate of Bethel High School Class of 2014, facilitated a donation of 10,500 surgical masks to Bethel Public Schools.
Draper is presently a member of Connecticut Air National Guard with the rank of Airman 1st Class. He is 24 years old and still a Bethel resident and currently works for T&M Lawn and Landscape.
He’s been activated under federal orders in response to Covid 19 pandemic. Since April, his unit has been distributing PPE to assisted living, longterm care, and nursing facilities. Recently there was a shipment with a surplus of surgical masks and he obtained permission to donate the masks to Bethel Public Schools.