Just in time for Memorial Day, M2 Mechanical in Exeter donated a sophisticated air filtration system to VFW Post 5791 in Hudson. According to M2 Mechanical Director, Steve Klatt, the system, called a scrubber, can clean 8,300 square feet using three patented methods: HEPA, UVA, and Needlepoint Ionization. The value of the equipment is $14,000.
The Post recently purchased the former Kiwanis Club. The large space can accommodate more than 500 people for nightly bingo; a social activity that is the VFW post’s biggest fundraising effort. Klatt said, “We wanted to highlight this organization that has done so much for the veterans community and this will enable more people to feel safe in the building as we emerge from the pandemic.”
“People are paying close attention to the quality of their indoor air. So many businesses, nonprofits and municipalities have been investing in indoor air purification technologies to address COVID-19 concerns,” says Klatt. “To be able to make this donation to such a deserving organization to protect the safety of our veterans is exactly what our firm is all about - giving back to the community.”
Commander Christina Madden says the donation will provide peace of mind to veterans and the hundreds of community members that come through the doors each week. “It’s research-based and lab tested,” says Madden. “Most importantly, it will help bring us to full capacity for our very popular bingo nights so we can continue to raise funds for the Hudson community.”
The building is also the bingo location for the local Knights of Columbus, the Lions Club and the Brain Injury Association of New England.