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Reckitt and USC help combat Covid-19 surge and cold & flu season
Reckitt is donating four million packs of its Lysol disinfecting wipes to 16 Los Angeles-based community organisations, to aid local hygiene and disinfection efforts amid the latest Covid-19 surge which is coinciding with cold and flu season. Part of the campaign includes a public art project driven by Reckitt and the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (IIGH).
"USC has been an important partner in Los Angeles County's efforts to combat Covid-19," says Los Angeles County supervisor Hilda L. Solis, First District. "We are grateful to Reckitt for joining in our fight against the virus and stepping in to provide Lysol disinfecting wipes."
USC will help distribute the wipes, primarily in partnership with Operation USA, LA Food Bank and Shelter Partnership, to the underserved, homeless, educators and youth across the greater Los Angeles area, who will use the products to help prevent the spread of illness-causing germs in their centres of work to help keep students, employees, customers, volunteers and community members protected.
Richard Walden, president and CEO of Operation USA says: "Operation USA is proud to have worked diligently throughout the pandemic to deliver much-needed personal protective equipment, healthcare tools and preventative cleaning supplies to partners in need across our community and the country - and we can't do this important work without the enthusiastic support of our corporate partners.
"We are so grateful to both IIGH and Reckitt for this very generous donation, which will bolster too often overlooked and under-served community partners-who might not otherwise have access to the material aid they need-as they continue working to overcome ongoing challenges."
Reckitt has similarly focused its pandemic relief efforts on under-resourced communities through its HERE for Healthy Schools Initiative, working closely with education partners to provide millions of disinfecting supplies and educational materials to Title 1 schools across the country, helping schools safely return to in-person learning. E. Yuri Hermida, EVP North America Hygiene for Reckitt, explains why:
"Lysol's mission is rooted in helping families keep their loved ones illness-free. That's why, at the onset of the pandemic, we knew we had to step up to help combat the spread of the virus. Through this new partnership with USC's IIGH, we look forward to continuing our efforts to provide resources to those hardest-hit by the pandemic."
24th February 2022