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November 25, 2013

IEHA Members Assist Typhoon Victims

WESTERVILLE, OH — The first project of IEHA's Media Assistance Program or I-MAP [see below - “IEHA Launched I-MAP (IEHA Media Assistance Program) at ISSA”] is helping the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines by raffling off proven high-performance, high-value products to I-MAP participants during the Sunday 11-17-13 I-MAP event at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas.
“We raffled off two valuable products for a minimum $ five-dollar entry fee, and those funds will be donated by IEHA to the typhoon victims,” said Beth Risinger, CEO and Executive Director of IEHA. “We thank our members along with Kaivac and ProTeam for their generous support.”

The winners of the typhoon-victim-assistance raffle are Madeline Change, Director of Housekeeping, Aston Waikiki Sunset, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Geraldine Mcallister, Director of G and J Daycare, Anchorage, AK.

Madeline Chang will receive a Kaivac OmniFlex and Geraldine Mcallister a ProTeam Vacuum.

IEHA Members donated to the IEHA - Typhoon Assistance Program by purchasing raffle “tickets” at the I-MAP Event on Sunday 11-17-13 during the IEHA-Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, session by Allen Rathey of The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI): “Putting IEHA Members on the MAP: How to become a Savvy PhD - Press hub Delegate - with help from IEHA’s Media Assistance Program (I-MAP)”.
IEHA Launched I-MAP (IEHA Media Assistance Program) at ISSA
IEHA was pleased to announce its new IEHA Media Assistance Program (I-MAP) - at ISSA/INTERCLEAN in Las Vegas - which aims to make, in time, all 3,200 IEHA members Press hub Delegates (PhDs).  Details of the program were explained on Sunday 11-17-13.  The program PowerPoint - “Putting IEHA Members on the MAP: How to become a Savvy PhD - Press hub Delegate - with help from IEHA’s Media Assistance Program (I-MAP)” – is available for complimentary download  -
The 90-minute session explored IEHA’s Media Assistance Program (I-MAP) designed to fulfill:
•             The media’s need for expert information around better housekeeping and public health
•             IEHA members’ desire to apply their “IEHA Education” to meet the public’s need for factual information, provide information to the press, and receive recognition & coverage.
“IEHA ‘PhDs’ that provided topics for trade media exposure will be first to get press in 2014,” noted Allen Rathey, president of The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) and The Healthy House Institute (HHI), I-MAP press representative and creator of I-MAP.
About IEHA
IEHA is a 3,200-plus professional member organization for persons who direct cleaning, maintenance, housekeeping, groundskeeping, safety and/or indoor environmental programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities. The organization was founded in New York City in 1930, and is now located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of the State’s capitol, Columbus. IEHA provides its members with an array of professional development, educational, certification and career opportunities. For more information, visit
About HFI
The Healthy Facilities Institute® (HFI) Educational Center and Website strives to provide authoritative information for creating and maintaining clean, healthy indoor environments. Since buildings are ecosystems, HFI works to address the many interrelated aspects of built environments — such as air, water, energy, materials and resources, green cleaning, indoor environmental quality, waste management, people and more — as an integrated or holistic system. Inasmuch as “Clean” is a metaphor for healthy indoor spaces, HFI also emphasizes prevention and removal of pollutants or contaminants to help ensure optimum conditions for living, learning and working.