The city of Grain Valley will provide residents in Eastern Jackson County the opportunity to receive a free 16-ounce bottle of a disinfectant, XTreme, from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at 713 Main St., in the parking lot behind the Community Center.
A 275-gallon mobile station will be in the lot and patrons can pull up to receive the 16-ounce bottle fand have it filled.
“This is a great opportunity for our community and surrounding communities,” Mayor Mike Todd said. “I was talking with Steve Rowley, from Heartland Energy Group, who has one of their buildings here in Grain Valley, and we began talking about the need for disinfectant.”
“It was his idea to bring in the 275 gallon station, and he talked to a manufacturer in Lone Jack who had 2,000 empty bottles, and it all just came together.
“We are so thankful for Steve and the Heartland Energy Group for doing this.”
“This is great,” interim City Administrator Ken Murphy said. “To be able to supply something like this, free of charge, to our residents in times like this, just makes you feel good.”
Heartland Energy Group has developed the non-toxic disinfectant.
“I’m hoping this catches on,” said Rowley, the president of Heartland. “We’ve already heard from the Lee’s Summit Police Department, and we want to make a donation to keep their officers safe.”
The Xtreme Compound is a cleaning solution for fighting and killing germs, bacteria and viruses that can be spread throughout the air or on surfaces.
“We work in Grain Valley and want to do everything we can to help the residents out there and in the surrounding communities, and I think this is a great way to do it,” Rowley added.