Honeywell, a worldwide provider of personal protective equipment, will donate more than $600,000 in first responder products to assist local fire departments in Nassau County and other areas impacted by Sandy in their recovery efforts.
First responder teams in Nassau County and New York will receive 19,000 products including protective footwear, gloves, hoods and helmets, used in the rescue and recovery efforts that have been ongoing since super storm Sandy hit Long Island, New York City, and other areas in the metropolitan region more than a week ago.
“Honeywell’s protective gear donation will help our first responders who are undertaking the monumental action of protecting our neighbors,” said County Executive Edward P. Mangano. “With downed power lines and trees, flooding and structural destruction, it becomes vitally important that our first responders have the equipment required to protect them from injury. They put their lives on the line each and every day for Nassau’s residents.”
The Morning Pride turn out gear that is manufactured and donated by Honeywell, will be distributed by the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management to first responders in the affected areas. In addition, Honeywell has deployed the Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund (HHRF) to assist its employees in Nassau County and surrounding areas by providing cash assistance for food, clothing, and shelter to those temporarily displaced by the storm. Honeywell will also match employee contributions to HHRF dollar for dollar.
The Fortune 100 Company, which has offices in Melville and Plainview on Long Island, has donated more than $1 million of safety products to support disaster relief, first responders and other non-profit agencies serving the international community. Their efforts include assisting with donations and rebuilding in Japan, following the tsunami, the Colorado wildfires, the earthquake in Haiti, tornadoes in North Carolina, the earthquake in China and hurricanes Ike and Katrina.
We are very fortunate to have a Company like Honeywell in the midst of our community,” said County Executive Mangano. “Their commitment and dedication to helping others in dire situations is well documented and sincerely appreciated.”
For more information on storm recovery, please visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/hurricane or follow Ed Mangano on Facebook and Twitter.
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