NEW YORK — Joseph "Dee" Dussich, president of JAD Corporation of America
, and his family have donated 50,000 Mint-X
rat repellent plastic trash bags to help diminish the spread of disease for victims of the earthquake in Haiti, according to a press release
According to the release, the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA)-approved trash bags will be distributed with the assistance of the Afya Foundation
Dussich said: "Sending these bags to Haiti
was the best way for us to use the products we sell to help prevent the spread of disease in a country that has already suffered one of the world''s most devastating events. We are proud to be working with an organization like AFYA as they were one of the first to deliver containers of medical supplies to Haiti
immediately following the earthquake."
James Dussich, director of operations at Mint-X Corporation, said: "The refuse problem in Haiti
is significant right now. Exposed garbage is piling up in the streets of Port au Prince and, most importantly, the exposed trash is attracting a wide array of disease carrying rodents. We are confident that the Mint-X bag will help keep rodent activity to a minimum and will ensure that refuse remains contained. The relief effort has become an international issue and we are pleased to do our part."
The Afya Foundation was founded by Danielle Butin and is committed to promoting good health in disease-ridden areas, the release added.