The City of Sandy Springs is about to receive a cool donation, city officials reported on Aug. 1.

The City of Sandy Springs reported Newell Rubbermaid will donate a Porter Cooler fan to help cool down first responders during an emergency. The donation is valued at $3,000.

“This valuable tool will aide us in responding to emergencies, and I am very appreciative that one of our own corporate partners stepped up to the plate to help the city. We thank Newell Rubbermaid for their generous donation,” Mayor Eva Galambos said in a press release from the city. “We also remember how Newell Rubbermaid donated our outdoor trash cans as our city began operations. They are truly a good corporate member of our community.”

“Newell Rubbermaid and our employees are proud to support the city through the donation of much-needed equipment and supplies, as well as our time,” said Calvin Lower, senior manager for property and construction at Newell Rubbermaid, in a press release. “Understanding the importance of being engaged and active in our community, eight employees from our facilities team recently completed the CERT training program to ensure we are prepared to assist in the event of an emergency in our area.”

Newell Rubbermaid is headquartered in Sandy Springs and is a Fortune 500 global marketing company. The city’s CERT program, “educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may have an impact on their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.”

One year ago, Galambos congratulated the company on its second quarter earnings and for referring to itself as based in Sandy Springs, according to her blog on the city’s website.

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