Eemax® Celebrates Global Handwashing Day with “Heart of Comfort” Handwashing Portable Station Donation to WPS

Sprague Elementary School fifth grader Lizmar Ryder demonstrates how to use Eemax's portable handwashing station.

Headquartered in Waterbury, Eemax, has donated ten of its new Handwashing Portable Stations to Waterbury Public Schools to help provide students access to safe and effective handwashing while at school, as part of its “Heart of Comfort” program. The City of Waterbury and WPS are extremely grateful for the company’s generous donation and its support of the district’s deep commitment to continue to provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff.

The Handwashing Portable Station by Eemax brings safe, comfortable handwashing to remote locations. The convenient, mobile station includes a faucet, sink and water heater, all conveniently mounted on a portable cart. 

“Handwashing is our best defense against the spread of COVID-19 and Eemax is the proven expert in handwashing applications,” said Vice President & General Manager of Eemax, Jens Bolleyer. “We’re honored to support our schools, which are vital to learning, nutrition and childcare, with our portable, flexible solution that increases the opportunity for more handwashing throughout the day on campus, both indoors and out.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic provides an important reminder that one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy is the simplest — handwashing with soap and water.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded all of us that hand hygiene is a fundamental component of maintaining good health in our community,” said Mayor, Neil M. O’Leary. “In order for folks to protect themselves, and their loved ones from COVID-19, we all must reaffirm our commitment to proactive hand hygiene, and practice hand washing as frequently as possible. We’re honored to partner with a local company, Eemax, to bring safe, comfortable, and convenient handwashing solutions to Waterbury students and staff.”

“Waterbury Public Schools appreciates the support of Eemax and is grateful for their tremendous generosity. Our collaboration is invaluable as is our shared commitment to ensure the safety of our students and staff, particularly during this pandemic,” said Superintendent Verna D. Ruffin. “These handwashing stations will add another layer of safety to our schools as we continue to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for our students and staff.”





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