Representative Randy Fine Distributing 1,100 Gallons of Free Hand Sanitizer June 2
By Space Coast Daily // June 2, 2020
Event begins at 10 a.m. on palm bay road
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Today, Representative Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay) announced his office will distribute 1,100 gallons of free hand and surface sanitizer tomorrow, June 2nd, in partnership with Brevard-based company Environmental Manufacturing Solutions.
“I am so excited to organize this distribution of $20,000 worth of hand and surface sanitizer to help the people of Brevard County,” said Fine.
“COVID-19 has dramatically increased the demand for sanitizer which has resulted in substantial price hikes and frequent shortages. Thank you so much to John MacDonald and Environmental Manufacturing Solutions for your amazing generosity to help fill this unmet need in South Brevard.”
The event will begin at 10 a.m. June 2 at Representative Fine’s Office at 2539 Palm Bay Road NE.
Constituents will be able to get up to one gallon of hand sanitizer and one gallon of surface sanitizer via a drive-through distribution using their own containers.
Staff from EMS will retrieve the container from the constituent’s car, fill it, and return it to them.
“From the earliest days of the pandemic, EMS has been actively pursuing ways to apply our knowledge and expertise to benefit our community and beyond,” said Founder and Owner John MacDonald.
“While non-essential businesses were shut down, we supported first responders and frontline workers throughout the state, including our own Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Wayne Ivey, with donations of desperately needed sanitizers. Now that businesses are reopening and daily activities are resuming we are seeking to help the community at large.
“Representative Fine has been doing great things to help ease the pandemic burden on the local community from free food distributions to helping individuals navigate unemployment. Given his record of community outreach, it seemed only natural to turn to Representative Fine to assist with our own efforts. We are grateful to be a part of this community and thankful to be in a position to give back when so many are in need.”
The products being distributed are manufactured by EMS and normally sold wholesale. One is an FDA-registered hand sanitizer called Purgo AF; the other a surface sanitizer called Purgo.
“In these challenging times, we have been working to do everything we can to help my constituents, whether it be distributing $200,000 worth of food at our six Farm Share Free Food Distributions or providing hundreds of free COVID-19 antibody tests at our five Free Antibody Test Blood Drives with OneBlood,” said Fine.
“We will continue working as hard as we can until every unemployment claim is processed, every company re-opens, and our concerns over this virus have passed.”
Constituents wishing to participate in the event are asked to follow a few simple rules:
1) The product can be filled into any type of plastic container.
2) New containers must be clean and free of debris and must contain a lid/cap.
3) Used containers must be triple rinsed with tap water, must be clean and free of debris and must contain a lid/cap.
4) The resident must be wearing a mask when they pull up and open their car window to hand over the container.