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 Foundation® 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.
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.]
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 Chlorine Chemistry Foundation is a tax-exempt public foundation described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations, gifts or bequests made to the Chlorine Chemistry Foundation are deductible as charitable contributions. EIN 52-1945222.