Korean direct seller Coway recently announced a charitable donation of air purifier units to Commodore Sloat Elementary School in San Francisco.
“As part of our mission and continued focus on helping people live healthier lives, providing these air purifiers allows us to further cement this effort,” said Kevin Shim, director. “We believe that children should have the best access to healthy environments from an early age. Knowing that children are among those individuals most susceptible to health issues, we felt it was of the utmost importance to make a contribution to a school like Commodore Sloat Elementary, which was suffering as a result of the wildfires.”
According to the company, wildfires release large amounts of carbon monoxide and fine particles into the atmosphere, diminishing the air quality and increasing the risk of adverse effects to the lungs and heart. Children, the elderly and pregnant women tend to be most susceptible to the effects of wildfires.
“As a parent, it’s important for me to know that my daughter has a clean and healthy classroom environment, especially during wildfire season here in California,” said Alex Davidson, parent and co-president of the Parent Club Organization (PCO) at Commodore Sloat. “The Coway air filters will go a long way to ensure kids at Sloat have clean air to breathe throughout the year.”