Paint store in Victor makes big contribution to coronavirus fight

A paint store in Ontario County has made a consequential donation in the local fight to contain the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Terry Dacey placed the order for his store in Victor. It’s called Hadlock’s House of Paint. “I was just shocked when they actually arrived,” he said to 13WHAM. Altogether there were 6,400 masks — equal to an eight-year supply for his store and distribution business.

He could have sold them for a significant profit. Instead, he decided to donate them. He brought a portion of them to FoodLink to help protect workers; and then he thought of Rochester General Hospital.

“I really thought of how Rochester General is on the front line of doing the testing for COVID-19. I figured they probably could benefit most from them,” he said.

Delivery was completed on Thursday; and now those masks will help protect the hospital workers on the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus.

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