COLUMBUS, Ohio (10/9/09)--MembersFirst CU in Grandview, Ohio, has partnered with a local school district to provide a year’s supply of alcohol-free foam sanitizer for students and faculty to use to help prevent the spread of flu and H1N1 viruses. The credit union donated the sanitizer and 25 dispensers. The sanitizer is a better alternative to alcohol-based sanitizer because it is certified “log kill 5,” which means it will kill bacteria and keep hands sterile for up to 30 minutes after each use, compared with 10 seconds for regular sanitizers, the credit union said. The dispensers and sanitizers have been placed in all three Grandview Heights City district schools. The sanitizers will help emphasize the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff without financial burden, according to MembersFirst. “Expanding our partnership with the Grandview Heights City School District by funding the placement of hand sanitizer units throughout the district’s school buildings allows us to fill a vital need at a time when preventing influenza outbreaks is a top public health concern,” said Greg Kidwell, MembersFirst treasurer and CEO.