Disaster Relief Donations
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 H1N1, Hurricane Katrina or COVID-19, we made product donations to help with disaster-relief efforts, largely through our primary disaster relief partner, American Red Cross, and to support schools, food banks and other nonprofit organizations that serve communities in need.
Next to water, bleach is one of the most requested items in times of disaster. We are proud to have supported American Red Cross for over 50 years and to be a member of their Annual Disaster Giving Program with donations in excess of $17 million in financial support, countless in-kind donations, grants and employee support, including over $1 million in COVID-19 relief. We were proud to be named the 2020 Red Cross Gala Philanthropic Company of the Year.
This past year, The Clorox Company Foundation and our brands supported:
- American Red Cross facilities across the country with Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Clorox bleach, Glad bags and other disinfecting products.
- The Ukraine humanitarian crisis, with a grant of $100,000 to American Red Cross and an employee giving campaign where we matched employee donations dollar for dollar to nonprofits supporting relief efforts.
- Convoy of Hope in the 2021 and 2022 hurricane seasons by donating 7,000 Clorox TurboPro Handheld Electrostatic Sprayers, and hundreds of truckloads of CloroxPro disinfectants across multiple impacted states, including ready-to-use bleach products that clean, kill, and control mold and mildew.
- COVID relief and protection against secondary infections in India by partnering with The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy to provide Clorox disinfecting products and cash to hospitals in India.
The fair market value of our U.S. product donations alone amounted to $80 million in fiscal year 2022.