RACINE, Wis., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- SC Johnson announced today it has sent a donation of 80,000 additional bottles of OFF! Deep Woods® personal repellent spray to the American Red Cross to provide continued aid for emergency operations across the country.
Supplies of OFF!® personal repellent from a donation made to the Red Cross in July are currently being handed out at disaster sites across the U.S., including to those impacted by the flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi. The donation announced today will replenish stockpiles of products urgently needed for those impacted by catastrophes and will also be used by thousands of Red Cross volunteers who are offering assistance.
"Coping with disasters is extremely difficult," said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President—Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability. "We hope this donation will provide some measure of comfort by helping to prevent mosquito bites, and therefore helping to prevent mosquito-borne disease. We're proud to be working with the Red Cross to get these repellents into the hands of those affected by disasters."
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and recovery programs. In the past 135 years, the Red Cross has sheltered, fed and provided emotional support to victims of disasters; supplied about 40 percent of the nation's blood; taught skills that save lives; provided international humanitarian aid; and supported military members and their families.
This donation is part of SC Johnson's commitment to donate at least $15 million in resources globally over the next year to help protect against mosquitoes.
SC Johnson is the world's largest manufacturer of insect repellents and household insecticides, including OFF!®, Autan®, Raid® and Baygon®. For 60 years, SC Johnson entomologists have studied insects at the Entomology Research Center in Racine, the largest private, urban entomology research center in the world.
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 130-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com
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