Bio-One Gives Back 2020
Every year we look for ways to give back to our community and help those in need. Bio-One lives by the moto, "Help First, Business Second" every chance we get. 2020 has proven to be especially trying for all of us, so giving back has been needed now more than ever. We racked our brains on how this would look. As a company who primarily helps people after the tragedy of suicide, homicide, hoarding, undiscovered deaths and infectious disease decontamination, what could we do? What we decided, is that we would provide as many first responders and essential businesses as possible with chemicals approved by the EPA for COVID-19 decontamination. So from March-December 2020 we handed out over 20,000 bottles of chemicals to police, fire, EMS, apartments, animal rescues, victim advocates, family advocacy centers and so many more. We saw a need and answered it as best we could.
Another thing we did this year was provide over 200 crisis responders and victim advocates with holiday goodies. These men and women have not stopped working during the pandemic. They come into homes after a homicide, suicide, rape, domestic violence, house fire and anything in between. They give the victims or surviving family the resources and support they need to move forward and navigate the next steps. These advocates and crisis responders are so important and vital, yet many do not know about them. So we wanted to show how much we appreciate them. Victim advocates are in almost every single city in the US. If you think you need an advocate for a situation you are dealing with, please reach out to them.
As a community, we need to all step up to help one another. This year has been extremely rough and so many are in very bad places. If you are able to help, even if just to donate some of your time, there are many organizations who can use the help. Check with your local animal shelters, food banks, Boys and Girls Club, churches and senior living facilities. The way you can help has changed due to COVID-19, but you can still help.
For more information on what you can do in your community please call or email us