The Libman Company Partners with American Red Cross to Donate Needed Cleaning Supplies to Hurricane Matthew Victims

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Shipment of 6,000 products sent to South Carolina for Distribution

"We are grateful to the The Libman Company for their generous donation of quality cleaning tools to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Lyn Hruska, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Serving Central and Southern Illinois

The Libman Company has donated more 6,000 household and commercial cleaning products to victims affected by the devastation left from Hurricane Matthew. Libman is working with the American Red Cross to get its products into the hands of homeowners so that they can begin the arduous cleanup process.

U.S. officials are reporting damage of at least $6 billion, making Matthew the costliest hurricane since Sandy in 2012. States affected by Matthew are North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

The American Red Cross has mounted a massive sheltering operation across the East Coast to help individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Matthew. In total, the Red Cross has mobilized more than 4,100 disaster workers, 200 response vehicles—more than half of its total vehicle fleet—and more than 100 trailers filled with water, ready-to-eat meals, cots, blankets, kitchen items, cleaning supplies, comfort kits, insect repellant, gloves, masks, shovels, rakes, coolers and more.

“We want to help homeowners affected by Matthew by providing them with the supplies they need as they begin the damage assessment and clean-up process,” said Andrew Libman, president of The Libman Company. “The Red Cross’ quick response and mobilization process, combined with its mass logistics network, enables us to quickly get supplies into the hands of those that need them,” he said.

"We are grateful to the The Libman Company for their generous donation of quality cleaning tools to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew,” said Lyn Hruska, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Serving Central and Southern Illinois. “The Red Cross relies on the support of caring partners, such as The Libman Company, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

To make a donation to The Red Cross and help those people affected by Hurricane Matthew, visit redcross.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. Learn more about the Red Cross response to Hurricane Matthew here.

About The Libman Company
The Libman Company is a family-owned company that has been making quality cleaning tools since 1896. The company manufactures products from brooms and mops to more specialized tools for kitchen and bathroom cleaning and industrial uses. Libman proudly manufactures most of their products in the United States, including the company’s well-known Wonder® Mop. For more information about the Libman Company, please visit http://www.libman.com.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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