Culligan Responds to Hurricane Matthew


Haiti is now reeling from the devastating effects that were left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew where they experienced 145 mph winds and heavy rain. According to Convoy of Hope, an estimated 350,000 people have been affected.  In Haiti, officials have increased the death toll as of Friday in that country to over 800.

As Hurricane Matthew heads up Florida’s Atlantic coast, an estimated 2 million people in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina have been warned to move inland for safety. 

To help the millions of people affected both within and outside the United States, Culligan is positioning pallets of bottled water that will be distributed to those in need.  Through our partnership with Convoy of Hope, we are able to have a distribution process in place so that clean, safe water will be available.

Convoy of Hope is already on the ground in Haiti and is distributing food, water and hygiene kits to children and families in need.  Their U.S. response team is being deployed to the Eastern seaboard to pre-position supplies and be ready once they can gain access to the areas in need.

In addition to the thousands of Culligan bottled water pre-positioned in the Convoy of Hope warehouse, Culligan is sending an additional 73,000 bottles next week.

As the storm moves up the coast over the next several days, the devastation will increase due to high winds, flooding, power outages and those left homeless or in shelters.  We anticipate more bottled water will be needed as the days and weeks pass.

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