RACINE, Wis., July 18, 2017 – SC Johnson today announced the donation of OFF!® Deep Woods® insect repellent and Scrubbing Bubbles® Bleach 5-in-1 All Purpose Cleaner with fantastik® to the American Red Cross of Southeast Wisconsin. The more than 3,500 products will be distributed to those cleaning up the aftermath of recent flooding in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties.
The significant amount of rain the area received last week caused the Fox River to reach an all-time high and led to flooding within the City of Burlington and surrounding areas. Volunteers began cleanup efforts after water levels from the Fox River began receding this past weekend. Damage from the flooding knocked out power for thousands of residents and closed roads.
Residents will soon be facing additional obstacles as the mosquito population increases due to the standing water that remains in the three-county area. Mosquitoes breed in water and can reproduce quickly due to their short life span.
“The damage left behind by the flooding is enormous, and now residents in these communities are facing challenges with the cleanup effort,” said Kelly M. Semrau, spokesman for SC Johnson. “With our Company headquarters based in Racine, we want to help residents in our hometown county and neighboring communities quickly recover from this tragedy.”
The American Red Cross has distributed more than 1,000 cleanup kits to residents in Southeast Wisconsin. Cleanup kits include items, such as a broom, squeegee, cleaning supplies and mop.
“When a disaster occurs, the Red Cross is there to assist families on their path to recovery,” stated Patty Flowers, CEO – American Red Cross – Wisconsin. “We depend on the generosity of companies like SC Johnson to help with the relief supplies people need to clean up their homes and communities.”
Individuals and families in need of assistance or cleanup supplies can visit the Red Cross shelter at Burlington High School or Salem Grade School.
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