Worldwide Paper is donating $100,000 to help its staff and others in Alabama who had been impacted by the tornados that tore by way of the state on Jan. 12.
As with many different places on Jan. 12 the Worldwide Paper mills in Prattville and Selma had been broken. Staff reported that their houses had additionally been broken that day.
“At our Riverdale Mill in Selma, greater than 50 IP workforce members have confirmed some stage of harm to their houses, starting from damaged home windows to complete destruction,” mentioned an announcement from the corporate.
“The groups there are working to situation tarps and instances of water in addition to IP catastrophe reduction packing containers with requirements like cleaning soap, toothbrushes, gloves, and so on. At our Prattville Mill, a few dozen workforce members reported harm to their houses, together with no less than three which are at a complete loss. The close-knit group is grieving after a rural space within the county was fully devastated.”
The donation is being finished by way of the corporate’s Worker Reduction Fund (ERF) program. Moreover, Worldwide Paper is supporting reduction efforts by United Manner of Selma and Dallas County and River Area United Manner.
“The beneficiant spirit of our IP household is in fixed movement, and through disasters like this, we maintain true to our firm’s imaginative and prescient by serving to our workers and communities how and the place we are able to,” mentioned Russell Harris, Worldwide Paper Vice President, Containerboard Manufacturing.