Honeywell is donating more than $600,000 in first responder products to aid in relief and recovery efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
Honeywell, the makers of Morning Pride turnout gear for first responders, will donate more than 19,000 personal protective products including protective footwear, gloves, hoods and helmets, designed to weather the most arduous conditions first responders face every day. The protective gear will be distributed via the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management in Long Island, New York, to first responder teams in affected areas in New York and New Jersey.
“As the world’s leading provider of personal protective equipment, we are deeply committed to worker safety and to helping those in the front lines of rescue and recovery efforts remain safe,” said Honeywell Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dave Cote. “Honeywell employees work and live in these communities, these are our own hometowns and we feel a sense of responsibility to support the first responders there.”
The Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund (HHRF) has also been deployed to support employees who have been affected by the devastating hurricane. Support will initially include immediate cash assistance for food, clothing, and shelter to employees who have been temporarily displaced. Honeywell will match employee contributions to HHRF dollar for dollar.
Honeywell technologies also provided vital support to storm victims. Honeywell Instant Alert delivered more than 6.9 million customized critical information information and alerts to K-12 schools, higher education, municipal, healthcare and corporate customers.