Honeywell Donates Personal Protective Equipment To Aid In Wraysbury Rebuilding Efforts
March 14, 2014
Honeywell donated 100 sets of respiratory and protective safety gear to the village of Wraysbury, Berkshire, U.K., to aid workers and volunteers assisting in the cleanup and rebuilding efforts in the area, which was devastated by the recent heavy rains and continued flooding. Wraysbury and surrounding areas has experienced extreme flooding following February’s torrential rains that forced the Thames River and Somerset Levels over their banks. The village of Wraysbury was particularly hard-hit by the flooding and clean-up teams continue to have a huge task ahead.
Honeywell designed the kits after consulting with local volunteers and focused on helping those on the front lines of the recovery efforts, remain safe. The donated protective footwear, gloves, breathing masks and protective eyewear are provided by Honeywell Safety Products, a world’s leading provider of personal protective equipment used by first responders and emergency personnel.
“We’re in crisis mode dealing with the results of the recent flooding that’s destroyed the property and lives of the residents of Wraysbury,” said Dave Francis, head flood warden for the village. “While we have a long road ahead of us, we’re greatly appreciative of the efforts of Honeywell to help protect our volunteers who are assisting in getting our residents back into their homes and businesses.”
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