RACINE, Wis., Aug. 3, 2017 – SC Johnson recently announced the donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross. The donation was announced during a press conference with Gov. Scott Walker as he shared the ongoing struggles facing Wisconsinites while recovering from the severe storms earlier last month that caused significant flooding in many communities.
Recently, SC Johnson provided more than 7,000 units of OFF! Deep Woods® insect repellent and Scrubbing Bubbles® Bleach 5-in-1 All Purpose Cleaner with fantastik® to assist with cleanup efforts throughout the state. These products helped residents manage the increasing mosquito population that resulted from the standing water, as well as clean up their homes and businesses. Today’s donation will be used by the Red Cross as they continue to help communities recover from the disaster.
“We have seen firsthand the damage left behind from the flooding in Burlington and other areas, and now Wisconsinites are facing challenges with the cleanup effort,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “With our company headquarters located in the state, SC Johnson wants to step forward to help people quickly recover from this tragedy. The resources the Red Cross is providing to flood victims are crucial to their long-term recovery.”
To date, the American Red Cross has provided more than 5,500 people with essential cleanup items in response to the recent flooding. The organization has also opened 10 shelters throughout the state and served more than 3,000 meals and snacks to individuals and families.
“When a disaster occurs, the Red Cross is there to assist families on their path to recovery,” stated Patty Flowers, CEO – American Red Cross in Wisconsin. “We depend on the generosity of companies like SC Johnson to provide product donations and monetary support that allow us to mobilize staff and volunteers to help people during this challenging time.”
Individuals and families in need of assistance or cleanup supplies can contact the Red Cross at 1-800-236-8680 and press option 9.
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 131-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