For more than 35 years, Clorox has been a proud supporter of the American Red Cross, donating products and financial support. To recognize Clorox for its commitment to the Red Cross, Interim President and CEO Jack McGuire presented the organization's Circle of Humanitarians award to Clorox Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Don Knauss. The award honors companies and individuals whose generous contributions provide lifesaving programs and services through the Red Cross.
American Red Cross Interim President and CEO Jack McGuire presents Clorox Chief Executive Officer Don Knauss with the Circle of Humanitarians award.
(Photo Credit: Lori Turchin)
In recognition of the partnership, Knauss also presented to McGuire a gift of recognition on behalf of The Clorox Company. It contained an original Clorox bleach bottle from the 1930s and an engraved plaque commemorating the partnership.
Senior leaders from the Red Cross and Clorox gathered at NASCAR's 2007 Busch Series Race in Daytona, Fla. to celebrate their partnership and support recently CPR-trained Clorox driver Jon Wood. For a second year in a row, Clorox has donated space on the rear of Wood's #47 Clorox Ford Fusion car to display the Red Cross symbol and the organization's toll-free donation hotline – 1-800-RED-CROSS.
As part of the company's continued commitment, Clorox has pledged $1 million to help the Red Cross continue its lifesaving work and help create local and national awareness about Red Cross preparedness and health and safety programs. Together, Clorox and the Red Cross are "Dedicated to a Healthier World" to help raise awareness of the need to prevent and prepare for emergencies. For more information, visit www.clorox.com/redcross.
About the Clorox Company
Clorox Bleach has a long history of use in times of natural disasters. When boiling water isn't possible, bleach is recommended for use to disinfect water. Disinfecting bleach also is recommended for use in the cleanup of homes contaminated by floodwaters.
The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products with fiscal year 2006 revenues of $4.6 billion. Clorox markets some of consumers' most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products, Armor All® and STP® auto-care products, Fresh Step® and Scoop Away® cat litter, Kingsford® charcoal, Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces, Brita® water-filtration systems, and Glad® bags, wraps and containers. With 7,600 employees worldwide, the company manufactures products in more than two dozen countries and markets them in more than 100 countries. Clorox is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its employees work and live. Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has awarded cash grants totaling more than $66.3 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges; and in fiscal 2006 alone made product donations valued at $6 million. For more information about Clorox, visit www.TheCloroxCompany.com.
The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, almost a million volunteers and 35,000 employees helped victims of almost 75,000 disasters; taught lifesaving skills to millions; and helped U.S. service members separated from their families stay connected. Almost 4 million people gave blood through the Red Cross, the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. The American Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.