ALEXANDRIA, VA – Mister Kleen Maintenance Company, Inc. is giving back to the community with a donation of more than 100 automatic hand sanitizer dispensers with stands to Neighborhood Health, a local nonprofit community health center that serves more than 42,000 patients in clinics across Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax County.
“We are proud to be supporting Neighborhood Health’s mission to improve health and advance health equity with this donation, which has a fair market value of more than $15,000,” Mister Kleen COO Tony Simon said. Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to commercial and high security facilities in the Washington D.C. metro region. On April 19, Simon and Vice President of Operations Dianna Clark delivered 117 stands fully filled with sanitizer to the Neighborhood Health clinic on Richmond Highway.
Dr. Martha Welman, Neighborhood Health’s Medical Director, remarked “From the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, our number one priority has been the safety of our staff and patients, so that we can continue to provide critical health services. We have a commitment to zero transmission of infection at our sites. Hand Hygiene is a critical component of this effort. This donation of hand sanitizer stands and hand sanitizer helps us to ensure the safety of our staff and our patients, and helps us keep our commitment to providing the highest quality medical care.”
Neighborhood Health will be distributing the stands to four of its primary health care clinics, as well as six of its vaccination clinic sites. Neighborhood Health is administering 5,000 doses of vaccine each week.
Hand hygiene, including the use of hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available, is one of the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to slow the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Other CDC recommendations to protect yourself and others include wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth, staying 6 feet apart from others, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and getting a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s your turn.