RACINE, Wis., July 20, 2016 - SC Johnson announced today that it will donate 2,500 bottles of OFF! Deep Woods® personal repellent spray to the American Red Cross to provide aid for those needing relief from the northern Wisconsin flooding. The surging water left at least 300 homes and businesses damaged in the Bad River Band Reservation and in Ashland, Bayfield and Sawyer counties, among others. The DEET-based personal repellent will be distributed to those impacted by the flooding and to Red Cross volunteers to help them avoid mosquito bites while assisting in natural disaster operations.
“Our hearts go out to the people of northern Wisconsin who are going through this tough time, and we want to show support to our neighbors in need right here in our home state,” said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability. “We’re proud to be working with the Red Cross to provide relief for those affected by this disaster.”
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.
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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