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Disaster Relief:

In the wake of flooding or other natural disasters, providing access to safe drinking water is one of the most important preventive measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of outbreaks of water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. The Chlorine Chemistry FoundationŽ continues a long standing partnership between the chlorine industry and the American Red Cross to help meet this critical need. Launched in 1996 by the Chlorine Chemistry Division of the American Chemistry Council, this partnership has provided funding and chlorine based materials, including disinfectants, PVC pipe, plastic sheeting, and water containers to assist relief efforts.


Haiti Earthquake Relief

The American Chemistry Council, through its Chlorine Chemistry Foundation, is coordinating donations to the humanitarian group International Action (IA) to aid earthquake-ravaged Haiti.  IA has an established effort to address safe drinking water challenges in Haiti, including a project to install and maintain tablet chlorinators for community water systems. Following the January 12 earthquake, IA supplied data on locations and capacities of water systems in the capital city. IA is helping the U.S. task force rebuild the water system in Port-au-Prince and make chlorine stored in the city available to save lives in the crisis.

Hurricane Katrina Response

The U.S. chlorine industry provided critical assistance in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which devastated communities along the Gulf Coast. Mobilizing contributions from companies and individuals, the Chlorine Chemistry Foundation donated funds to support American Red Cross relief efforts. In addition, the Chlorine Chemistry Division of the American Chemistry Council and the Chlorine Institute helped mobilize their member companies to donate household bleach, water treatment chemicals and other chlorine-based products to the Red Cross and other relief organizations working in the region.

[Read more about American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts.]

Tsunami Relief

Within days after the December 26, 2004 tsunami disaster struck South Asia and Eastern Africa, the Chlorine Chemistry Division of the American Chemistry Council, Euro Chlor, their member companies and individuals began donating funds via the Chlorine Chemistry Foundation to support relief efforts being carried out by the American Red Cross. The Chlorine Chemistry Foundation donated more than $150,000, specifically to aid water and sanitation programs. Our contributions supported both immediate relief efforts and rebuilding water and sanitation infrastructure in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Thailand.

[Read more about American Red Cross tsunami relief efforts.]


The Foundation for Chemistry Research & Initatives is a tax-exempt public foundation described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions, gifts or bequests made to the The Foundation for Chemistry Research & Initative are deductible as charitable contributions. EIN 52-1945222.

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