Honeywell donates more than $250,000 in protective gear and cash to fire departments

Thursday, October 31, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co.— Honeywell has honored the work of firefighters who battled blazes around Colorado Springs in 2012 and 2013, giving more than $250,000 in protective gear to six volunteer departments, and cash donations to others, Honeywell announced Oct. 30.

The companies who received donations fought the Waldo Canyon fires in 2012 and the Black Forest fires in 2013.

Honeywell employees gave to the Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund to support Colorado Springs in the aftermath of the fires, according to a company news release.

The Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund is part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, and channels corporate contributions and employee donations to people in need after natural disasters.

Eric Doremus, Honeywell Technology Solutions program director, said in a prepared statement, “We hope that the donations and equipment will go a long way toward helping firefighters keep the people of Colorado Springs safer and more secure for years to come.”