“Our first responders, nurses, doctors and care providers are on the front lines of this fight in our community and around the world,” said Valerie McCain, Bechtel Principal Vice President. “They are our last defense, and we’re grateful for their heroism. I’m glad we can help in even a small way to keep them safer.”
The donation was made in connection with a community drive TRIDEC launched in March to collect personal protective equipment, such as masks and gloves, being distributed to local hospitals, nursing homes, and police and fire departments.
“A donation of this size is truly an investment in our community,” said TRIDEC President and CEO Karl Dye. “This is another example of Bechtel’s commitment to supporting people and working families in the Tri-Cities. We're grateful for their leadership and generosity during these uncertain times.”
The Tri-Cities donation is part of a larger effort for Bechtel, which has delivered more than 16,500 masks and other PPE to local communities around the country where its employees work at projects and corporate offices. Workers delivered the donated masks to the Franklin County Emergency Management facility in Pasco.
“We are all in this together,” McCain said. “And we will get through this together.”