ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As a part of the Charmin Relief Project, Charmin, made in Albany at the P&G plant, is donating a year's supply of supply of toilet paper to 100 firehouses across the country including the Albany Fire Company No. 1 in Albany.
People were asked to help select 100 firehouses across the nation by nominating their local firehouse for the change for it to receive a year's supply of toilet paper. As firehouses serve as a home away from home for many firefighters, Charmin wants to ensure these heroes have toilet paper—one of the most basic comforts of home—in their firehouses while they're on the job saving our butts.
"Toilet Paper is a necessity and uh, 960 rolls? It's going to be a tremendous benefit," said Deputy Fire Chief Ron Rowe. Albany Fire Company the rolls will be distribute amongst all 11 firehouses in Albany. They expect to get the shipment in April.
Former Dallas star, Josh Henderson, helped Charmin kick off the donation phase of the campaign (his grandfather was a firefighter), and full details about the program follow.
Based on the submissions, some of the other firehouses across the country that are receiving a year's supply of Charmin include:
Mitchellville Volunteer Fire Department in Mitchellville, IA East Limestone Fire Rescue in Athens, AL Dallas Fire-Rescue Department in Dallas, TX “My grandfather was a firefighter in Dallas so I know firsthand how hard they work to serve and protect us,” said Henderson. “They spend a lot of time in their firehouses and I am honored to be taking an active role in helping to make their home away from home more comfortable.”
Charmin will be donating $20,000 to The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation whose mission is to provide resources to assist the survivors of America's fallen fire heroes in rebuilding their lives. Charmin will also be donating $5,000 to the Dallas Firefighters' Memorial Fund in honor of Henderson's late grandfather and fallen Dallas firefighters.
“The valiant and courageous commitment firefighters show each and every day is deserving of our gratitude and appreciation,” said Eric Breissinger, Vice President, North America Family Care, Procter & Gamble. “We are honored to support and celebrate firefighters by making a contribution to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and to the Dallas Firefighters' Memorial Fund. The Charmin Relief Project hopes to bring the comforts of home to 100 fire houses across the country.”
Today's announcement underscores the findings of a recent Charmin survey in which firefighters were polled about what their living conditions are like while they're on the job. As nearly 59 % of those polled indicate that they do in fact consider their firehouses a second home—and that 45 % of firefighters spend a majority of their time there (between 30-50 hours a week)—it's no surprise that toilet paper upgrades are in order. Specifically, more than half of the survey respondents confirmed that their toilet paper was subpar, rating it either “fair” or “poor”.
In addition to today's donation announcement, Charmin will continue to donate at least 30,000 rolls to deserving firehouses: For each coupon claimed on
now through April 24, 2015, Charmin will donate a roll of toilet paper to firehouses nationwide.
Charmin has been America's most popular toilet paper for more than 25 years. In the U.S., P&G offers Charmin Ultra Soft and Charmin Ultra Strong - premium two-ply toilet paper; Charmin Basic - a one-ply toilet paper and Charmin Sensitive - with gentle and soothing lotion with a touch of aloe & E. For more information on Charmin, visit
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About National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
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