The American Red Cross and Water Journey Ltd. have partnered to launch a natural, alcohol-free hand sanitizer that promotes clean hands and supports the lifesaving work of the Red Cross.
“We are all aware of the role hand washing plays in staying healthy and reducing illness. A majority of bacterial and viral infections are spread through hand contact, and one of the best ways to prevent the spread of colds, flu and other illness is ensuring that hands are washed,” said Jack McMaster, President, Preparedness Health and Safety Services of the American Red Cross. “If soap and water aren’t available, hand sanitizer is a practical alternative.”
Michelle Thompson Dolberry, Marketing & Business Development Senior VP of Water Journey, noted, "This is a very different hand sanitizer. Most hand sanitizers contain alcohol and other ingredients like dyes, fragrances and parabens, which can dry skin. Alcohol can strip the skin of its natural, protective oils, promoting bacteria growth. This is a unique product that sanitizes hands without those side effects. It will revolutionize the hand sanitizer industry.”
To launch this new sanitizer, Water Journey has introduced the website www.save-our-hands.com. On the site, consumers will be able to purchase bottles or cases of sanitizer. The new hand sanitizer is also available on the Red Cross store website www.redcrossstore.org. Sold in a variety of sizes from 1 oz bottles to dispensers with refills, the Water Journey hand sanitizer is effective in killing 99.999% of known bacteria.
“The Red Cross helps our neighbors during their darkest hours. As a company, we are always looking at ways to give back. We are so excited and proud to support the efforts of the Red Cross through this partnership,” said Francine Glick, CEO of Water Journey
This new partnership will stimulate incremental revenue for the Red Cross preparedness and response efforts.
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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About Hands2GO® and Water Journey® Hands2GO is the industry leader in the antibacterial alcohol-free hand sanitizer market and the first-of-its-kind patented product. Manufactured in the U.S. in an FDA-regulated plant, Hands2GO, with parent company Water Journey, is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Express Make Mine a $Million program. Hands2GO is independently tested for product safety, antibacterial efficacy, following FDA standards. It is effective in killing harmful bacteria such as MRSA, Staph Aureus, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Aspergillus, Candida Albicans and E. Coli. Its unique, non-greasy formula kills 99.999 percent of known bacteria instantly. Hands2GO is formulated with a natural moisturizing blend of aloe vera, chamomile and lavender extracts. Founded in 1997 by M.B.A. mompreneur Francine Glick and brought to market in 2003, Hands2GO is the only natural alcohol-free hand sanitizer. In addition to home, work and school use, Hands2GO can be sold wholesale to the service industry (hotels, restaurants, health care providers, government, etc.). For more information go to: www.waterjourney.com.
Note to Editors: Glick is available for interviews, product available for review or demo. Contact Francine Glick, 973-994-4577, firstname.lastname@example.org.