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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ecolab has donated more than $1.7 million in financial contributions and in-kind product donations to support organizations and individuals in need, announces the company in a press release.

“We’re committed to supporting our customers, our employees and our communities during these challenging times,” says Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr. “We’re proud to be in a position to partner with many organizations that are providing essential services to those in need as a result of the global pandemic.”

To help combat the spread of COVID-19, Ecolab worked with World Emergency Relief to donate more than 205,000 pounds of cleaning and sanitizing products, valued at more than $550,000 to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. Ecolab also has committed $700,000 in support of United Way efforts throughout the country and has contributed to the National Restaurant Association Employee Relief Fund to help support restaurant workers impacted by COVID-19.

In St. Paul, Minnesota, home to Ecolab’s World Headquarters, the company is providing financial support to several organizations, including hunger relief organization Second Harvest Heartland, Higher Ground Saint Paul Shelter, multi-service agency Neighborhood House, youth social services provider Face to Face and the Saint Paul Bridge Fund, which is providing emergency relief to families and small businesses.