HILLSBORO, ORE. — Caroma donated $157,000 to Brad Pitt’s Make It Right foundation, which was launched December 2007, to build 150 affordable, sustainable homes in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward for residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
“We are extremely pleased to help the Lower 9th Ward by having 330 Caroma dual flush toilets installed,” stated Derek Kirkpatrick, Caroma North America general manager. “With an average flush volume of 0.96 GPF, the toilets will help save more than 18,000 gallons per year for an average family of four. After such destruction, it is very rewarding to see a community pull together to not only rebuild, but also to rebuild to protect the environment, and Caroma is extremely proud to be part of this life-changing event.”
Make It Right was created to help the redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward by rebuilding an area of safe and healthy homes with an emphasis on a high quality design while preserving the community’s culture.
“On behalf of Brad Pitt and the Make It Right Foundation, we are thrilled to be part of Caroma’s endeavors to provide toilets to help rebuild New Orleans while conserving water,” commented Tom Darden, executive director of the Make It Right Foundation. “We rely on the support of organizations like Caroma and cannot thank them enough for helping us to rebuild this great city.”