MORRISTOWN, NJ — Honeywell has announced it is donating more than $600,000 in first responder products to aid in relief and recovery efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy, according to a press release.
The company, which makes 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 release stated.
According to the release, 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 on the front lines of rescue and recovery efforts remain safe," said Honeywell Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 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," Cote added.
Honeywell also announced the Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund (HHRF) has been deployed to support employees who have been affected by the devastating hurricane, the release noted.
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