The University of New Mexico Alumni Association launched Operation Clean Paws – part of its #LoboLove campaign that will reach Lobos across the state – in a commitment to showcase our unity and pride throughout a time of crisis.
The Alumni Association purchased 100 gallons of hand sanitizer from Safe House Distilling Co., a local company owned by UNM Alum Chris Leurig.
"Our committee felt that it was important to continue our mission and engage the community and support main campus,” said John Garrity, Alumni volunteer. “We researched areas of need that would be exciting to engage and stars aligned to work with the branch campuses, main campus support services and a local alumni to make this dream into a reality.”
UNM’s Facilities Management helped distribute the hand sanitizer to different departments across main campus.
The Alumni Association also made deliveries to UNM branch campuses in Valencia, Los Alamos and Gallup.
Staff with Alumni Association didn’t stop there, they also distributed bottles of the hand sanitizer to the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Clinic and the Southwest Indian Foundation – being that Gallup is seeing the highest number of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico.
"Staying connected to the Pack has never been more important, but it also comes with unique challenges as New Mexicans practice social distancing to keep themselves and their loved ones safe during this time of uncertainty," said Connie Beimer, Alumni Association Executive Director.