“The Zika virus is devastating and continues to spread. We have a responsibility to help where we can, particularly for those at high risk. The people of SC Johnson are committed to helping these needy families protect themselves from the mosquitoes that may carry Zika,” said Fisk Johnson, SC Johnson chairman and CEO.
In February, SC Johnson sent an initial donation of Off! to the CDC to meet an immediate need for resources. The products were used in assembling 5,000 kits that have already been distributed. The additional units of OFF!®personal repellent, which contains DEET, will be included in additional Zika prevention kits distributed by the CDC. The kits include educational materials, products and tools to help prevent the contraction and transmission of Zika.
This specific donation to the CDC is the first effort as part of the family company’s commitment to donate at least $15 million over the next year to provide products to help needy families combat the mosquitoes that may carry the Zika virus. The US CDC has been at the forefront of issuing educational resources about the Zika virus and continues to lead initiatives to address prevention needs throughout the U.S.
You can see more about SCJ’s Zika efforts and more in this Happi online exclusive.