Honeywell donates first-responder gear

Nov. 7, 2012 at 7:52 AM
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MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- First-responder products are being donated by Honeywell to U.S. disaster relief personnel dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Among the products being donated to first-responder teams in New York and New Jersey are protective footwear, gloves, hoods and helmets.

The items will be distributed through the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management in New York, Honeywell said.

"As the world's leading provider of personal protective equipment, we are deeply committed to worker safety and to helping those on 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."

Honeywell said the company's Humanitarian Relief Fund has been deployed to support employees who have been affected by the hurricane. Support includes cash assistance for food, clothing, and shelter for temporarily displaced employees and their families.

"With a significant presence in the tri-state area, many of our employees have felt the impact of Hurricane Sandy's destruction," Cote said. "The fund will help with longer-term needs once the extent of the damage has been assessed and local efforts turn to rebuilding."

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