The Hammond Downtown Development District secured a $1,330 grant through the Main Street Recovery Grant administered through Louisiana Main Street. Once the money was secured, the staff reached out to business owners via our newsletter, inquiring about which project would most benefit them. Options allowed in the grant were cleaning supplies or a new promotional video for Downtown. The results were split. So the Board of Directors decided to spend the grant funds on free cleaning supplies, but also work on a new promotional video in the coming months. 

We're thankful for great community partners like Home Depot who donated a large portion of the supplies for our businesses.  
Home Depot's Supply List 

Name Quantity              Total $                                                                                         
Blue Gloves2000100.00
Individual Liquid Sanitizer 192$744.96
Individual Gel Sanitizer 14.2 oz 28$251.44
Individual Gel Sanitizer 7 oz 22$109.56 
ZEP Gallon Gel Sanitizer 28$699.16 
PPG Gallon Liquid Sanitizer 2$49.94 
EconoSan Gallon Liquid Sanitizer 13 $259.74
Premium 64oz Liquid Sanitizer 47 $610.06
Odoban Gallon Cleaner 33$115.44
Germicidal Clorox 100$498.00


Total Cost

$3,438.30 

Home Depot Donation:$2,114.76 

Grant funds spent: $1,323.54 
We also purchased spray bottles from Lowe's to separate gallon-sized products into smaller amounts. Lowe's provided us with a discounted rate on spray bottles.  

Lowe's Supply List 

NameQuantity Total $                                               

Zep Pro Spray Bottles 

108$216 

Total Cost: $216

Grant funds spent: $6.46

DDD funds spent: $209.54 

Once supplies were purchased, City of Hammond trustees helped us unload and sort all the products.  With another donation from Home Depot of small packing boxes, we created 100 cleaning supply boxes containing: bleach, gloves, gel & liquid hand sanitizer, reusable spray bottles, and medical-grade disinfectant. Board Members Bruce O'Krepki, Elsbet Hollywood and Cassie Ragan volunteered to help with the supply pick days that took place on July 1st and 2nd. 

The following businesses received a cleaning kit to help their business combat COVID-19: 

After giving businesses about 2 weeks to pick up cleaning supplies, we allowed business owners to receive a second cleaning kit on a first-come, first-serve basis. Overall, the grant funds and our partners made a significant impact on helping Downtown business owners. 

We're proud to serve our community and provide cleaning supply kits to our businesses.