Amidst a back-to-school season deeply impacted by COVID-19, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is finding its summer of supervised programming for working parents extended — indefinitely.
The Greater Scottsdale youth development organization is now offering full day facilitated virtual learning services for children whose schools are closed, but whose parents must be at work, according to a press release.
The COVID-19 protocols BGCS has put in place to conduct these programs safely requires, among other things, hourly disinfection of high-touch surfaces across six locations. The amount of hard-to-find disinfectant this requires comes at a massive expense, the press release stated.
Fortunately, Phoenix-based ProKure Solutions has stepped in, donating 243 gallons of hospital-type disinfectant to offset some of the costs BGCS has incurred by these emergency programs.
“The services offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale are critical to supporting families juggling work, school and safety, and we are proud that our donation of hospital-type disinfectant will help during these unprecedented times,” said Alex Cushman, president of ProKure Solutions.
Disinfection of common and shared areas is critical to interrupt the virus’ spread.
“Keeping our kids and staff safe is our number one priority,” said John Karolzak, BGCS chief operating officer. “This donation is deeply appreciated and will go to good use as part of our daily sanitation protocols.”
ProKure donated its flagship product, ProKure V, a delivery system for the chemical chlorine dioxide (ClO2), as well as approved containers and spray bottles. ProKure V is on the EPA’s List N, which meets the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, the press release stated.
ProKure V disinfectant is currently used across the U.S., in hospitals, airplanes, daycares, gyms, restaurants, and other locations where disinfection is a priority.
Says Mr. Cushman, “We consider this donation part of our ‘ProKure for Humanity’ campaign, because our company’s mission is — and always has been — to improve the lives of others.”