B’laster Corporation Donates Critical Hand Sanitizer To Joseph’s Home to Care for Homeless During COVID-19 Crisis
Cleveland, OH (April 27, 2020) – The B’laster Corporation has donated three cases of hand sanitizer to Joseph’s Home, a residential facility serving medically-fragile men experiencing homelessness. Joseph’s Home was facing a shortage of hand sanitizer, an essential element in preventing the spread of the virus among its residents.
“We are grateful to the B’laster Corporation for their generosity and swift response to fulfill our need,” said Beth Graham, executive director of Joseph’s Home. “Our residents represent some of our community’s most vulnerable to this virus. It is critical that we have the tools necessary to help protect our men and keep them healthy during this crisis.”
B’laster Corp. recently began sourcing and producing hand sanitizer in response to requests from its essential hardware retail customers and decided to manufacture additional sanitizer for donation. In total, B’laster Corp. will produce more than 22,000 bottles of sanitizer specifically earmarked for donation.
Joseph’s Home is the only short-term medical respite facility in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on providing medically fragile homeless men the opportunity to access quality care provided by licensed clinicians, nutritious meals and other supportive services, with the goal of helping residents transition into permanent housing. Joseph’s Homes’ medical respite model fills a service gap between hospitals and shelters by providing care to those experiencing homelessness and who are ready to be discharged from the hospital, but are too frail to recover on the streets or in other shelters.
Joseph’s Home residents and alumni are among the populations considered at high risk of complications from COVID-19. While Joseph’s Home staff have implemented increased disinfecting policies and heightened personal hygiene practices, it is challenging to maintain such cleanliness in a residential facility with individuals relearning best personal hygiene practices.
B’laster is producing the donated sanitizer at its Valley View, Ohio, production facility, and its staff is delivering it across the Northeast Ohio region. In addition, Label-Aid (Huron, Ohio) donated the labels, and Jamestown Container (Macedonia, Ohio) provided boxes at no charge.
About B’laster Corporation
Since 1957, B’laster Corporation has manufactured penetrants, lubricants, rust inhibitors and a full line of specialty, highly concentrated formulas for the automotive, industrial and hardware industries. Known for PB B’laster, the #1-selling penetrant, B’laster delivers products born from professional applications where only the strongest survive. As Rust Belt Warriors, we can promise that by the time a B’laster product ends up in your hands, it’s only because the pros have confirmed it’s the best. Learn more at www.blastercorp.com.