TN State Rep. Hazlewood donates 4000+ gallons of bleach to Hamilton Co. EMA
By AMY MAXWELL, Correspondent | August 21, 2020 | TENNESSEE
Story No. 082420111
Photo by Amy MaxwellPicture Enclosed: (L to R: Jenny Wolverton and Ken Tartar, Regional Healthcare Coalition; Chief Deputy, Austin Garrett and Deputy Chief Joe Fowler, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office; Tera Roberts, Orange Grove Center; Chief Eric Mitchell, Signal Mountain Fire Deptartment; Eddie Phillips, Tri-State Mutual Aid Association; TN State Representative Patsy Hazlewood, Chief Rick Boatwright and Chief Phillip Hyman, Chattanooga Fire Deptartment; Director Chris Adams and Mark Ericson, Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management. )
HAMILTON COUNTY, TN ---
State Representatives Patsy Hazlewood, Robin Smith and Esther Helton in coordination with the Women in Government Foundation, helped facilitate a donation of over 4,000 gallons of chlorine bleach from the American Chemistry Council's Chlorine Chemistry Division. The American Chemistry Council members provide countless products that help to protect public health. The Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management (HCOEM) is distributing the bleach throughout Hamilton County to help rural communities and businesses who may have unmet cleaning and disinfecting needs. “This donation will go a long way to help protect the health and safety of our community," says HCOEM Director, Chris Adams. “These are unprecedented times, and we appreciate Rep. Hazlewood, the American Chemistry Council, and the Women in Government for making this generous donation possible,” says Adams.
HCOEM will disseminate the bleach out to the Tri-State Mutual Aid agencies, Chattanooga Fire Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Southeast Regional Healthcare Coalition and various volunteer agencies.
Women in Government Foundation, Inc. (WIG) headquartered in Washington D.C. is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators that works resolves complex public policy issues to all women state legislators across the country.
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