• City Receives Large Donation of Hand Sanitizer

    June 29, 2020
    City Receives Large Donation of Hand Sanitizer

    ExxonMobil donated 240 gallons of hand sanitizer to the City of Santa Maria in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The City is grateful for the donation, which staff estimates may be enough for six to nine months, depending on usage. It had a good stock of sanitizer before the pandemic. The donation enables the City to redirect funds to other personal protective equipment.

    Recreation and Parks Department staff – handling logistics – is placing the medical-grade sanitizer into gallon-size containers and distributing it citywide to all departments as needed.

    The sanitizer is used primarily at facility entrances, and when City facilities reopen to the public, it also will be used on counters and other high-use surfaces.

    “We believe it is important to resource those on the frontline protecting our communities,” said ExxonMobil Santa Ynez Unit Asset Manager Bryan Anderson. “We support the well-being of our community and look forward to overcoming these unprecedented times together.”

    Leveraging on its production capabilities of isopropyl alcohol, a key ingredient in hand sanitizer, ExxonMobil modified a portion of its Baton Rouge manufacturing facilities to rapidly produce hand sanitizer.