Since our founding in 1913, we’ve been an ally to communities and the government in times of need, including health crises and natural disasters, starting with World War II, when bleach was used to disinfect wounds, neutralize enemy gases and purify water. And whether it was the swine flu or Hurricane Katrina, we make product donations to help with disaster-relief efforts and to support schools, food banks and other nonprofit organizations that serve communities in need, many of which are places where our own people live and work.
This past year, The Clorox Company Foundation and our brands focused our product donations to provide relief efforts in the fight against COVID-19. Through our partnership with American Red Cross, we supplemented our monetary donations with Clorox® disinfecting wipes and bleach. At the same time that we donated to national public health organizations, we also wanted to help people in the communities where our employees live and work. Clorox regional offices and plants supported the communities of Rogers, Arkansas; Sunrise and Palm Harbor, Florida; Houston, Texas; Parsons, West Virginia; Kennesaw and Alpharetta, Georgia; and Willowbrook, Illinois, giving more than 25,000 canisters of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to local fire, police and emergency services. And our brands donated directly to organizations aligned with their purpose. For example, Clorox’s Better Health division, which includes Rainbow Light and RenewLife brands, gave $4.1 million worth of product to Feeding Florida, a division of Feeding America.
The fair market value of our U.S. donations alone amounted to $13.4 million in fiscal year 2020.