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."
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.
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SOURCE Energizer Holdings, Inc.