LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WaterStep, a Louisville-based nonprofit, is introducing a tool to fight COVID-19, the BleachMaker®. The portable device creates a gallon of bleach in an hour using just water, salt and a power source.
The BleachMaker provides an endless supply of bleach, a critical tool in fighting the spread of viruses and disease. The award-winning device can be used anywhere and the bleach produced exceeds international standards for disinfectants.
WaterStep developed the device in 2014 to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa, where emergency workers were not able to acquire enough disinfectants. The device is credited with significantly helping reduce the virus’s spread.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WaterStep is fulfilling requests for the BleachMaker from governments, nonprofit organizations, hospitals and emergency providers in the U.S. and around the world, including a recent request for Hope for Homeless, a shelter in Los Angeles that serves 10,000 teenagers.
“Organizations across the world must have access to the tools needed to protect human health,” said Mark Hogg, Founder and CEO of WaterStep. “Vulnerable populations are being impacted by COVID-19 and people are looking for help. The BleachMaker is an instant solution for prevention where sanitation supplies are running low.”
As a nonprofit, WaterStep relies on private purchases and donations to provide free devices to organizations that need it most, including homeless shelters, nursing homes, food pantries, hospitals and more. As more devices are being created, here’s how you can help:
- Make a monetary donation. Your generous contribution will enable the production of more devices to be distributed to organizations in need. Individuals who donate a minimum of $200 by April 30 will be put on a priority “individual” purchase list and receive $25 off as more devices become available for private purchase.
- Purchase a device as a donation and pay for it to be shipped. WaterStep will gift it to an organization in need on your behalf!
- Purchase a device for your organization in need. Private purchases allow us to donate more devices to nonprofits across the world, helping thousands of individuals. Keep your organization and those you serve safe, while extending a helping hand to others with similar missions. To purchase a device for your organization, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about how the BleachMaker works and how to help others during this critical time, visit: bleachmaker.org.