Whirlpool Corporation’s Clyde plant recently donated three washer/dryer pairs to The Bellevue Hospital in Bellevue, Ohio. The hospital has been serving the community for more than 100 years, including the nearby city of Clyde, where the plant builds washing machines under multiple brand names, including Whirlpool and Maytag.
“With Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in very short supply for our clinical staff, we are being forced to look at alternatives,” said Dennis Sabo, director of The Bellevue Hospital Foundation. “Reusable protective gowns and other supplies can be washed and dried on-site using these machines.”
The plant is also donating a number of additional laundry machines to other area hospitals, including Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. The total number of washers and dryers donated to area hospitals is 16 laundry pairs.
“Several team members at the Clyde plant worked diligently to make this donation a reality,” said Plant Lead Dan O’Brien. “This donation also includes help from our fellow employees at our Marion plant, who provided the dryers. It’s been a pleasure to watch how our plants and our employees have come together to help our local communities and our brave healthcare workers during this crisis.”