RACINE, Wis., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products like Glade®, Raid®, Pledge® and OFF!®, today announced that the family company delivered a donation of 80,000 cans of OFF! Deep Woods® aerosol to the American Red Cross. The personal repellents will be distributed to those on the East Coast cleaning up in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
Hurricane Matthew struck the eastern United States as a Category 4-5 storm on October 8, roaring up the East Coast through parts of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, leaving devastation in its wake.
"When the storm surge waters receded after the hurricane passed, it left muddy, wet areas that became breeding grounds for mosquitoes," said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, SC Johnson. "We're pleased to provide this donation to the Red Cross because they can quickly get OFF! personal repellent into the hands of families impacted by this disaster. We do this because we care as only a family company can."
Today's contribution is part of SC Johnson's commitment to donate at least $15 million to help protect families against mosquitoes. To date, more than $7 million of OFF!® products and financial donations have been provided to organizations around the world, especially those in regions with high risk of Zika virus and dengue fever outbreaks.
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. In their research, SC Johnson scientists create products that consumers can trust to be the right product for their pest control needs.
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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