Cleanstar, in partnership with the Kerala Hindu Society Melbourne and DHL, have donated 50,000 protective face shields in response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health response in India.
Cleanstar representatives, along with members of the local Kerala Hindu community, were joined by Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Ros Spence, at DHL headquarters in Melbourne to see off the shipment.
Lisa Michalson, director of Cleanstar, said her and her team were eager to help those in need after seeing the devastation in India from the COVID pandemic.
“One our team member’s husband is part of an organisation within the local Kerala Hindu Community, so they got together and contacted their local hospital in India and asked them what they are looking for. The hospital asked for 50,000 face shields and we were happy to oblige,” Michalson said.
In conjunction with DHL, the masks were sent directly via airfreight.
“We feel so lucky in Australia that COVID hasn’t hit us like the rest of the world and our hearts bleed for India, so it was a no-brainer to donate these face shields to the hospital.
“The community is most grateful to us and we are simply happy that we can do something good from them from so far away. We congratulate all those involved for coming together for such a worthy cause.”
Based in Melbourne, Cleanstar is a wholesaler of commercial and domestic vacuum cleaner bags, filters, spare parts, and equipment, for both domestic and commercial sectors, with an extensive portfolio of products and brands.
This article first appeared in the July/August issue of INCLEAN magazine.
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