Vick Patel of Sylva, the owner and operator of four hotels in Jackson County, has donated 3,000 pairs of gloves and 1,000 surgical masks to local organizations. This is a true donation, with no monies received from anyone else. He also donated to the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to help distribute to local businesses with essential employees. Pictured are Sylva Police Assistant Chief Rick Bryson, Patel and Police Chief Chris Hatton.