Energizer Donates Flashlights, Batteries, Razors and Funds to Help Hurricane Katrina Victims
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energizer Holdings, Inc. announced today that it is sending 90,000 flashlights and more than 200,000 batteries to aid Hurricane Katrina relief workers and to help victims. Energizer is working with The Red Cross to distribute the flashlights and batteries in the areas most affected by Hurricane Katrina, including parts of Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida. Schick-Wilkinson Sword, a subsidiary of Energizer, is donating razors, which will be distributed to victims that are in shelters. In addition to the product donations, the Energizer Charitable Trust is making monetary donations and matching employee gifts made to organizations assisting in relief efforts. "While our donations are small in relation to what the victims have lost, we hope that it can assist in the relief efforts to which many are contributing, and we will continue to keep those impacted by this tragedy in our thoughts," said Ward Klein, CEO of Energizer Holdings, Inc. "The American Red Cross is the way neighbors help neighbors in disasters," said Marsha J. Evans, Red Cross President and CEO. "We are profoundly grateful to Energizer Holdings for being good neighbors to the countless people displaced by Hurricane Katrina." About Energizer: Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries and flashlights and a global leader in the dynamic business of providing portable power. In addition, Energizer is the parent company of Schick-Wilkinson Sword, the second largest manufacturer of wet shave products. About the Red Cross: Governed by volunteers and supported by community donations, the American Red Cross is a nationwide network of nearly 900 field units dedicated to saving lives and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Led by 1 million volunteers and 36,000 employees, the Red Cross annually mobilizes relief to families affected by more than 70,000 disasters, trains almost 12 million people in lifesaving skills and keeps U.S. military families connected worldwide. The Red Cross is the largest supplier of blood and blood products to more than 3,000 hospitals across the nation and also assists victims of international disasters and conflicts at locations worldwide. Marsha J. Evans is the President and CEO of the American Red Cross. For additional detailed information, please see our web site at: http://www.redcross.org .
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