Hurricane Relief Efforts

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and in the face of Hurricane Irma, the VetriMax team has learned a few lessons regarding disaster relief and assistance.  We spent 4 days in Rockport, TX immediately following Hurricane Harvey.  While we were not exactly "first responders" we were on the scene within days of the storm removing debris from homes, providing backup power to homes and installing window unit air conditioners to the elderly, while Houston and surrounding areas were still receiving rain and floods.

These 2 events were very different.  Rockport, TX and the coastal areas that endured the brunt of Harvey experienced a "wind event", while Houston, Beaumont and surrounding areas experienced a "flood event".  Each disaster was horrific and catastrophic, however, very different.  For South Texas, the clothing donations, bottles (pallets) of water, diapers, canned goods, and other generosities quickly became more of a "problem" than a solution.  With so much damage and very little coordination of the relief efforts, there was simply no place to store and inventory these items.  Much of the clothing, etc added to the garbage and clean-up efforts.

The American Red Cross and other large organizations are probably the best organizations to distribute clothing, food and rapid response to meet the needs of those affected once they safely arrive to shelter.  But as we saw in Houston, it is the outpouring of support from the community and brave individuals (from near and far) who led the rescue efforts in personal watercraft, not the government or RedCross. I witnessed the line of trucks and boats in-tow lining the highway and driving into the storm to rescue stranded people.  They came from all over Texas and all over the country.  Truly an amazing sight, and certainly an example to the nation. 

For Rockport, TX including Fulton, Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, Refugio and Taft (to name a few communities hit hardest) the need for monetary donations and clean-up volunteers will go on for months.  We have established www.rockportrelief.org to assist with this. Please contribute what you can, the funds are secure and will go directly to the families who do not have insurance and have the greatest financial needs. 

Checks can be mailed to: Commerce National Bank, C/O Rockport Relief, 1800 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy S. College Station, TX 77845.

As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, we know the damage will be widespread and severe.  In the days and months following the storm, for those who are able, volunteering in the clean-up effort is simply the best and most needed contribution.  Bring your chainsaws, fuel, work boots and gloves.  Bring bug spray, sunscreen, breathing masks and protect yourself as necessary.  Large equipment such as skid steers, bulldozers and dump trucks are extremely helpful immediately following these events.  God Bless Florida, its residents and those who will rush to help. 

VETRIMAX PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF COMMAND™ SHAMPOO

 

College Station, Texas, April 24, 2015: Vetrimax Products is pleased to announce the launch of Command Shampoo, a deep cleansing, non-drying, antimicrobial shampoo to help relieve symptoms associated with atopic dermatitis in animals including inflammation, pruritus, odor, and infection. A recent study found that Command Shampoo, formulated with sodium hypochlorite and salicylic acid, decreases bacterial load, reduces clinical lesion severity, and results in improved owner assessment scores. “Regular use of this shampoo will have a substantial impact on reducing the recurrence rate of pyoderma for dogs with atopic dermatitis,” cites the author of the study, to be published in the Journal of American Animal Hospital Association this year.

Favorable comments from clients participating in the study included: 

  • Excellent lathering and dispersion 
  • Reduction in odor - superior to other shampoos 
  • Brightening of white and light coats
  • Reduction in tear staining

Command Shampoo, in 4 and 12 ounce sizes, is now available for orders and shipping. “We are very excited about this new formulation.” says Patrick Rayburn, President and founder of VetriMax Products, “especially because of the clinical improvement shown in dogs that were bathed with Command Shampoo. It is an effective therapy for pyoderma when used frequently, but gentle enough to be a maintenance shampoo as well.

Command Shampoo is the latest addition to the VetriMax Product line. Additional products include AtopiCream™ Therapeutic Skin Repair and Solva-Ker Gel™, both of which contains exclusive VetriSpheres™ Technology which offers a controlled, sustained release of active ingredients for better utilization over a longer duration of time. 

AtopiCream Skin Repair is an exclusive, steroid-free formulation containing diphenhydramine HCl 2%, ceramides, and free form fatty acids. It is designed to restore the barrier function of the skin, thereby diminishing inflammation, transcutaneous water loss.Solva-Ker Gel is a keratolytic topical gel containing salicylic acid and humectants in a clear, greaseless formulation to aid in the treatment of hyperkeratosis.

For more information, please contact

Patrick Rayburn

Office – (979) 485-9474

Mobile – (817) 559-7878

Email – Patrick@vetrimaxproducts.com

www.vetrimaxproducts.com