CHPA Members Mobilize to Aid Hurricane Recovery Efforts 

This year’s unprecedented hurricane season has left behind incredible destruction and a long road to recovery for millions of Americans as they work to clean up and rebuild. 

(Washington, D.C.) CHPA has made a donation to Americares to help local communities heal and recover. Here’s what some of our member companies are also doing to help those impacted, as well as some local and national resources for dealing with this disaster and others. If you would like to include information on this list about what your company is doing to help those recovering in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, please contact the CHPA Communications office. 

Bayer donated $100,000 to Direct Relief International and $100,000 to the American Red Cross. They are also working closely with non-profit partners to determine the need for product donations in affected areas. 

GlaxoSmithKline pledged $1 million to support hurricane relief efforts. These funds will be distributed over time to agencies supporting the relief and recovery in impacted communities. Working with Americares and Direct Relief International, GSK is also providing critical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

Johnson & Johnson is working with three organizations currently on the ground: AmeriCares, which is providing medicine and medical assistance to emergency shelters; Heart to Heart International, Inc., an organization that is deploying a mobile medical unit and supplies; and Save the Children, J&J’s global partner dedicated to children’s health and well-being. AmeriCares and Heart to Heart have both begun distributing 25,000 Johnson & Johnson hygiene kits stocked with soap, shampoo, toothpaste and other personal care items to emergency shelters and aid distribution centers. 

Pfizer Inc. has made significant monetary grants to key organizations leading relief efforts on the ground, including the American Red Cross, World Vision, and AmeriCares. The Pfizer Foundation has implemented a special one-to-one to match for donations made by Pfizer colleagues to the American Red Cross for the relief efforts during the next month. Donations of Pfizer prescription and consumer products are also currently underway.

The Proctor & Gamble Company deployed the Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Laundry Unit to support relief and recovery efforts, providing free full-service laundry to residents affected by the recent flooding. In addition, P&G will also be providing personal care kits containing items such as deodorant, toothpaste and shampoo as well as household cleaning products. The P&G Fund will match all employee and retiree donations to P&G’s Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund up to $250,000 to aid victims of the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and southern United States. 

Sanofi pre-positioned its most urgently needed products through disaster relief partners, Direct Relief International and Americares, prior to the storms and is continuing to fulfill additional requests for products. In addition, counselors with the Sanofi Patient Connection program (888-847-4877) are assisting with replacement products for program patients impacted. The Sanofi Foundation for North America is donating $225,000 across Direct Relief International, Americares and Heart to Heart International, and has launched a special employee matching gift donation campaign. Learn more here. 

Purdue Pharma made a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support their around-the-clock work to help the communities in need. In addition to the financial contribution, the company is working with relief organizations to determine the need for Betadine® antiseptics in the flood-ravaged areas.

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