Donate my eyes from ChicagoThe maker of household items for global consumers will help meet the growing demands for cleaner indoor air for First Nations people affected by the ongoing wildfire season. in British Columbia, Canada

Downers Grove, Illinois.And the November 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – With an in-kind donation from Instant Brands, maker of consumer favorite household products like Instant Pot®, Pyrex®, and more, First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is concretely strengthening health-related emergency management support services for fire-affected communities Forests. FNHA is the health and wellness partner of over 200 diverse First Nations communities across the county British Columbia.

As the bushfire season continues across much of the county, the FNHA is submitting an increasing number of health-related support requests from First Nations individuals and communities impacted by worsening indoor air quality issues. So far this year, demand for air purifiers often exceeds availability. So, when Instant Brands reached FNHA with an in-kind donation, FNHA immediately mobilized thousands of brand-new air purifiers.

FNHA plans to distribute 3,600 medium-sized instant air purifiers for free across its five regions. FNHA is currently determining the best way to allocate units on the basis of need. The remaining air purifiers will be stockpiled and made available to communities as needed before next year’s wildfire season. This donation is also expected to reduce FNHA’s reliance only on lender units.

“It is an honor for us to play a small role in helping First Nations Health and the families and communities it serves,” he said. Ben GadboisPresident and CEO of Instant Brands. “We are all connected in some way, and as a global company, we have a shared responsibility to help communities affected by natural disasters.”

It has a population of 5.24 million people, British Columbia It is home to less than five people per square kilometer, and this includes a number of rural and remote First Nations communities, which until recently proved to be a challenge to the overall distribution of emergency response supplies. However, during the pandemic, FNHA has established a distribution network designed to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to each of the 200-plus United Nations communities. FNHA will leverage this same network to accelerate the distribution of air purifiers.

“We are grateful for this generous donation as we continue to support those at increased health risk from bushfire smoke to access cleaner air amid the extended bushfire season,” he said. Richard JockCEO, First Nations Health Authority. “With this volume of air purifiers on hand, we are better positioned to meet this need and will rapidly roll these units into the hands of individuals with chronic conditions such as asthma and heart disease as well as pregnant women, young children, and the elderly.”

The FNHA maintains a wildfire information page,, for real-time updates on bushfire status, current evacuation areas, road closures, emergency phone lines and other important emergency services.

About the First Nations Health Authority

FNHA is the health and wellness partner of more than 200 diverse First Nations communities and citizens across British Columbia. In 2013, the FNHA began a new era in British Columbia First Nations health management and healthcare delivery by taking responsibility for programs and services formerly provided by Health Canada. Since then, FNHA has worked to address service gaps through new partnerships, closer collaboration, health systems innovation, and reform and redesign of health programs and services for individuals, families, communities, and nations. FNHA is also a champion of culturally safe practices throughout the broader health care system. By assuming a leadership role, FNHA actively works with its health partners to instill cultural integrity and modesty in health service delivery and improve health outcomes for First Nations people.

About instant brands

Instant Brands designs, manufactures and markets a global portfolio of innovative and iconic consumer lifestyle brands: Instant®, Pyrex®, Corelle®, Corningware®, Snapware®, Chicago Cutlery®, ZOID® and Visions.® with people first and purpose-driven solutions. In mind, Instant Brands reimagines how people live, eat, communicate and play indoors – and in the places where people congregate. The headquarters of the company backed by Cornell Capital is located in Downers Grove, Illinois.It employs more than 2,000 people on four continents. Today, instant brand products are spread in millions of homes around the world. For more information, visit Instant Brands or join the community on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.

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