P&G to provide showers, personal care kits and portable power to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy

UNION BEACH, N.J. — In partnership with the American Red Cross, beginning Nov. 6, the P&G Mobile Relief Center will be stationed in Union Beach, N.J., to provide showers, personal care kits, household products — including Bounty, Charmin, Tide and Dawn — and baby products, including Pampers diapers and wipes, to victims of Hurricane Sandy, Procter & Gamble announced Monday. This service will be free to all victims, responders and their families.

"We know that in the wake of a disaster, many of the simple things like clean clothes, a shower and making a phone call to loved ones become difficult," P&G stated. "In an effort to help restore a sense of normalcy, P&G people and our brands are joining together to help relief workers and families whose homes, clothing and personal items have been impacted and to help renew a sense of hope in a difficult time."

The Mobile Relief Center will be joining P&G’s Tide Loads of Hope and the Duracell Power Forward Fleet, which are both helping those in the affected areas recharge, reconnect and recover with mobile power and free laundry service.

In addition to mobile relief, P&G is focusing product donation efforts in the Brooklyn and Staten Island areas of New York and in Ocean and Monmouth counties in New Jersey. These counties encompass locations, including Brick and Union Beach, which were among those most affected by the storm.