As a global leader in water, sanitation, hygiene and sustainability, Clean the World Foundation has been actively responding to the recent outbreak of COVID-19. As both the CDC and WHO have adamantly expressed, handwashing with soap and water is one of the most important ways of staying healthy. As we continue to monitor the situation, we will continue our programmatic operations and would like to reassure our partners of the importance of our work together in this critical time for health. We are in regular contact with the CDC and United Nations agencies, as well as our global WASH program and partnership network, to ensure we’re ahead of the latest developments and needs.
As hygiene supplies are limited in many stores, those without access to hygiene supplies need our support now more than ever. We are committed to being on the front lines to fight against the spread of this virus in the United States and around the world.
We have, and will continue to, increase distribution of hygiene supplies so we can serve as many people as possible. Together, and through our collective actions, we can do our part to stem the spread of COVID-19 for our most vulnerable populations.
As an immediate response, Clean the World Foundation, in partnership with Feeding America and Soapbox Soaps, has arranged for the distribution of 1.5 million bars of soap to U.S. based relief organizations. As soap is not a federally subsidized product, this immediate distribution will be very important to those we collectively are serving. This is in additional to another 1 million bars of soap going to other US-based organizations serving vulnerable communities nationwide.
We are also sending 3.5 million bars of soap to at-risk countries around the world, including throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, please be assured that public health and safety is our top priority. As such, we will not be hosting volunteers in any of our facilities for the immediate future.
We are also taking several steps and precautions within our warehouses to ensure the health and safety of our staff and the quality and cleanliness of the product we are preparing for those in need. Steps include enhanced cleaning and disinfectant measures throughout our facilities, increased protective wear, bin “sit time” before handling, increased disinfectant and cleaning measures within every step of the soap recycling process, and increased bin disinfectant and cleaning measures prior to shipping back to our partners. We cannot stress this enough — we NEED YOU to collaborate with us to make a difference in stemming the spread of COVID-19.
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