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RB donates masks and disinfectant products to 50K frontline healthcare workers

Globally, RB has donated more than $60M CAD to fight the spread of COVID-19

September 29, 2020  by CM Staff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — RB, the makers of Lysol, announced on Sept. 29 several initiatives to support Canadian communities impacted by the coronavirus. Lysol has focused on: fighting the spread of illness, lessening the impact on Canadians, and addressing future prevention through resources and education at home, school, and everywhere in-between.

This month, RB distributed medical-grade masks and disinfectant products to 50,000 frontline healthcare workers. On-the-ground response to lessen the pandemic’s overall impact on people and families included a donation to Food Banks Canada to distribute one million meals to more than 3,000 community food banks across the country. Lysol has also added new resources to its HERE for Healthy Schools initiative — a program dedicated to curbing illness in classrooms by teaching healthy habits and arming schools with the latest technology to detect quicker response and prevention of symptoms.

Globally, RB has donated more than $60M CAD to fight the spread of COVID-19.

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“As we face unprecedented demand for our products, Lysol is committed to maximizing supply and production of disinfectants to ensure access and availability for families, teachers, schools, and frontline workers,” said Conor O’Brien, president and general manager Canada, RB, in a prepared statement. “Our teams are working to ensure that we continue to be a reliable and credible source of information and protection for consumers — supporting the efforts of government and doing everything we can to fight the spread of this virus and keep communities safe.”

RB donated 250,000 masks and 100,000 Lysol disinfectant products, including Lysol Disinfectant Wipes and Lysol Disinfectant Spray to 50,000 frontline healthcare workers across Canada. This donation includes aid to 4,500 healthcare workers in long-term care facilities, 37,000 nurses, doctors and other frontline healthcare staff in healthcare networks.

RB also donated one million meals to more than 3,000 community food banks represented by Food Banks Canada.