Amidst rising COVID-19 cases, Phoenix-based ProKure Solutions has donated 123 gallons worth of hospital-type disinfectant for use in the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s high-traffic areas, including the food bank, cafeteria and warehouse.
According to the Phoenix Rescue Mission, more than 25,800 people in Maricopa County experience homelessness each year. Amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic, and with rapidly rising numbers in Arizona, this already vulnerable group becomes even more so. A recent report from the University of Pennsylvania, shows that “homeless individuals infected with COVID-19… would be twice as likely to be hospitalized… and two to three times as likely to die.”
Disinfection of common and shared areas is critical to interrupt the virus’ spread.
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. ProKure V disinfectant is currently used across the U.S., in hospitals, airplanes, daycares, gyms, restaurants, and other locations where disinfection is a priority.
“We distribute ProKure disinfectant to businesses and organizations all over the country, but Phoenix is our home,” says Alex Cushman, President, ProKure Solutions. “It’s also an area of increasing need due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Helping protect our homeless and vulnerable populations is a critical step in this ongoing battle with such an infectious virus.”
Rescue Mission staff will be able to employ the regular use of ProKure V liquid spray on high touch surfaces like furniture, chairs, cabinets, door knobs, counters to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among its staff and vulnerable populations.
“The donation of ProKure V will be a game-changer for the programs we offer,” said Nicole Pena, Chief Development Officer, Phoenix Rescue Mission. “Having recently reopened intake to our residential recovery programs and still seeing an influx of families at our food bank, we have had to place stringent protocols around cleaning and health. The proper supplies to keep our facilities sanitized have been hard to obtain, so having a partner like ProKure step in to help fill that void gives us confidence that we can continue serving those who are hungry, homeless, and addicted in our community.”
The ProKure® product line consists of ProKure® V Liquid (EPA Reg.87508-3-89334), ProKure® G Fast Gas (EPA Reg.87508-2-89334) and ProKure® D Extended Release Gas. ProKure’s patented products and patent-pending protocols enable safe and cost-effective production of any quantity of chlorine dioxide (ClO₂) on-site, in both gas and liquid forms. Utilizing products like ProKure V, the ProKure protocol is an effective way of disinfecting and deodorizing various spaces.