Christine Welch, Communications Director
Financial support benefits Red Cross mission in Southern California and beyond
Orange County, Calif. — December 15, 2020 — The American Red Cross Southern California Region is proud to announce that Calmoseptine, Inc. has reached an impressive milestone: $1 million donated to the American Red Cross.
Since 2018, Calmoseptine, Inc. has been a steadfast partner of the Red Cross, making gifts in support of wildfire relief efforts, International Services, the Red Cross COVID-19 response, Canadian Red Cross preparedness efforts, Australian Bushfires response, and the Red Cross First Aid App.
Local Red Cross officials, including Glenn Maddalon, Chief Development Officer for the American Red Cross Southern California Region, and Sean Mahoney, Regional Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Southern California Region, thanked Calmoseptine, Inc. for its ongoing commitment to the Red Cross mission.
Greg Dixon, founder of Calmoseptine, Inc. said “From wildfires to assisting the homeless, elderly, and underprivileged, Calmoseptine, Inc. donates to these causes and supports the Red Cross mission to help prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.”
Calmoseptine, Inc. also sponsors programs to teach those in need critical skills, such as healthcare services, to help people support themselves and their families.
“This year, the Red Cross has faced unprecedented disasters, including the COVID-19 pandemic and historic western wildfires,” said Sean Mahoney, Regional CEO of American Red Cross Southern California Region. “Calmoseptine, Inc.’s ongoing support ensures the Red Cross can provide help and hope where it’s needed most.”
Each year, the American Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters across the country, including home fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and wildfires. Red Cross services are provided to people in need of assistance at no cost and regardless of income through the generosity of Red Cross donors.
Individuals can help the American Red Cross continue to deliver its lifesaving mission by making a gift at redcross.org. For more information about the American Red Cross Southern California Region, please visit redcross.org/SoCal.
About Calmoseptine, Inc.
Greg Dixon, third owner of Calmoseptine® Ointment, founded Calmoseptine, Inc. in 1987. Calmoseptine® Ointment was developed 70 years ago, by a pharmacist, as a diaper rash ointment. Since then, Calmoseptine® Ointment has been proven to be an excellent multi- purpose moisture barrier ointment, used by patients and healthcare professionals for many conditions involving the skin of both adults and children. For the second year in a row Calmoseptine® Ointment has won the US News and World Report’s survey for the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand in Incontinence-Related Skin Protectants.
Greg Dixon founded Calmo Manufacturing, Inc., a state-of -the-art facility dedicated exclusively to the manufacture of Calmoseptine® Ointment in 2010. This facility includes processing, robotic packaging and a Quality Control Department consisting of three Chemists and a Microbiologist operating under the highest standards of quality following cGMP, cGLP and ICH guidelines. Other features of Calmo Manufacturing, Inc. includes stability chambers, R&D equipment to improve product quality, and test equipment to analyze the purity of raw materials and finished product to assure conformity to USP standards.
Greg Dixon, donated over $950,000 in December 2019, to multiple children’s hospitals such as CHOC(Los Angeles and Orange County), Rady Children’s Hospital, and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. He also contributes over $500,000/year to pay for the utilities for women’s and children’s shelters, homeless shelters, and recovery centers. In addition, he donated $300,000 to Mercy House in Costa Mesa and provided the Mercy House with comfort kits. Greg Dixon donated $350,000 to Meals on Wheels and $100,000 to Colette’s Children’s Home. Greg Dixon has supported many educational programs such as the Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program in the past and has donated generously to the Red Cross to help. He has many strategic ideas to help the homeless population and is consistently doing outreach to help local organizations.
About the American Red Cross Southern California Region
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 public to perform its mission. The Red Cross Southern California Region proudly serves San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial Counties. In addition to carrying out disaster preparedness and response programs, blood collection, health and safety training, international services programs and supporting the military community, the Southern California Region provides nutritional counseling through its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in San Diego and helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters through its Prepare SoCal and Prepare San Diego initiatives. For more information, please visit redcross.org/SoCal or cruzrojaamericana.org, or connect with us on Facebook , Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.