WEST NYACK, NY – BRIDGES, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocacy and leadership on behalf of people with disabilities, announced they recently had their new offices in the Palisades Mall treated with an innovative product called BioProtect which will provide protection for up to three months.
Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office, an office technology company based in New York City, recently partnered with ViaClean Technologies to offer applications of BioProtect. BioProtect is registered with the EPA, and is a safe, water-based coating that can be applied to all types of surfaces for continuous antimicrobial protection for up to 90 days.
“We are very much attuned to the health of our clients and our staff and this technology offered an ideal solution for us,” says BRIDGES Executive Director Carlos Martinez. “Instead of sanitizing each time a surface is touched, according to research, BioProtect keeps working for weeks and even months at a time. This technology, in addition to our other safety measures, adds to the peace of mind of staff and all those we serve.”
BioProtect is applied via an electrostatic sprayer and forms a durable and consistent bond with both non-porous and porous surfaces, creating an effective antimicrobial coating. It essentially becomes part of the surface, creating a field of nanospikes that mechanically kill bacteria, mold, viruses, or other microbes that come into contact with the surfaces by piercing and rupturing their cell membrane. This method prevents the microbes from mutating and adapting into “superbugs” that are difficult to manage. It is colorless and odorless and does not contain Triclosan, heavy metals, arsenic, titanium, phenols or poisons. It is so safe that it has been approved by the EPA and FDA as a food contact surface preservative. In addition to BRIDGES, the City of New Rochelle has contracted with Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office to have its entire public-school system protected with BioProtect.
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“We applaud BRIDGES not only for its exceptional work on behalf of people with disabilities, but also for its demonstrated commitment to the health and safety of its constituents and staff; understanding that health and safety are paramount today. We also commend BRIDGES for having the vision to embrace BioProtect’s revolutionary safe and effective proactive protection. We partnered with ViaClean because we see BioProtect’s vast potential to help organizations safely resume operations in a post-COVID world while giving their constituents invaluable peace of mind,” stated Jason Weiss, Executive Vice President of Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office.
Proyecto Faro Holds Walkathon on October 15 in Stony Point to Support Immigrants
STONY POINT, NY – Proyecto Faro (PF) is hosting a walkathon on Sunday, October 15 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Stony Point Center in Stony Point, NY. All are welcome. The goal is to raise much needed funds to support PF’s programs, including their legal clinic, food program (which includes a distribution and 3 community refrigerators), free store, and their community organizing work fighting for educational justice in East Ramapo and a safe and welcoming community for immigrants. They invite all who are interested to walk in solidarity with Rockland’s immigrants and those yet to come, who have had to leave their home countries and take long journeys, often on foot, through harrowing conditions, to rebuild their lives. PF aims to raise $20,000 through this event.
Proyecto Faro invites interested walkers to get registered at go.rallyup.com/pf-walkathon.Registration is $15. Walkers can participate as individuals or create a team, raising funds among their personal networks. The walkathon, done in 1/2 mile loops around the beautiful retreat centers campus, will include a collectively constructed timeline of Rockland’s immigration history, T-shirts, prizes, music, and more. In addition to walkers, PF is also looking for sponsors at various levels whose names will be included in promotional materials and on social media, and who cantable at the event.
In addition to all of the hard work immigrants do in Rockland, they also enrich the county with their culture, skills, and new perspectives. However, they experience tremendous discrimination and are denied needed resources. PF was founded in 2017 to fill in the gaps, advocate, and provide leadership development and engagement opportunities for immigrants to come up with solutions to their challenges, build power, and work toward structural change. PF asks all
community members who care about social justice to put their support into action so they can continue this work.
PF plans to use the day to celebrate what they’ve built in the past 6 years and provide the space for Rockland residents to show their commitment to justice and pluralism in the county. Interested Rocklanders can learn more about the event by checking out go.rallyup.com/pf-walkathon, visiting PF’s website, proyectofarorockland.org, emailing the group at [email protected], or calling (845) 262-9586.
Suffern Holiday Parade Scheduled for December 2nd
SAVE THE DATE: The Suffern Holiday 🎄 Parade is Scheduled for December 2, 2023.
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This is one of the best parades and events in Rockland County and we highly recommend attending!