As part of the $1 million Be a Light: Beating COVID-19 Together campaign, Bruce Power will provide $150,000 in protective equipment to a number of communities and organizations across Bruce, Grey and Huron counties.
The company will donate 175,000 three-ply disposable masks and 2,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to primary health care facilities, Indigenous communities, and other organizations in the region. This donation will also include 50 self-standing automatic temperature monitors for long-term and health care facilities, and other high-traffic areas. These temperature monitors provide hands-free, rapid temperature screening and increased efficiency, while reducing risks associated with handheld temperature devices. This support will help enhance safety and protect the local economy by adding another layer of protection for people in our communities.
“With rising COVID numbers across the region and province, we recognized how important protective equipment is to stopping the spread,” said Pat Dalzell, Bruce Power’s Head of Corporate Affairs. “By getting masks and hand sanitizers to the facilities and businesses that need them we can help keep the community safe from COVID-19. By providing automatic temperature monitors to local long-term and health care facilities, we’re also providing another protective barrier for our society’s most vulnerable population – our seniors and the ill – as well as our vitally important frontline workers.”
Bruce Power’s Be a Light: Beating COVID-19 Together campaign will provide $1 million to work with public health, county and municipal governments, chambers of commerce, hospitals, local MPs and MPPs, and community organizations to redouble efforts to battle the pandemic. This will be achieved through support for public health communications, additional community protections, supporting buying local, mental and physical initiatives and lending a helping hand by working with food banks, long-term care facilities and community organizations to support these organizations and individuals during this period of time.
About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.