On Saturday, May 6, 2023, Alberta declared a state of emergency as wildfires burned across the province. According to the Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard, there are 88 active wildfires as of Tuesday morning, May 9. Over 30,000 Albertans have been evacuated from their homes, 1,500 of them registering for aid at the Edmonton Expo Centre.
To help evacuees, health, animal care, fitness and wellness aid has been provided at the Expo Centre, but there’s one set of essential items that are often overlooked: cleaning and hygiene products.
That’s where Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene stepped in. To improve access to hand, sanitary and cleaning products, Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene donated four pallets of essential goods to support people who were displaced. The donation included 30 cases of hand soap, 480 rolls of toilet tissue, 240 rolls of hand towels and 5250 can liners.
From the start, we’ve been dedicated to stocking reliable cleaning and hygiene products and equipment for national businesses. As part of this commitment, we also prioritize working closely with communities across Canada and stepping up during difficult times because we believe that everyone deserves access to essential cleaning and hygiene products.