On Thanksgiving week, Georgia-Pacific’s Plattsburgh, N.Y., mill employees had the chance to give back to their neighbors in-need.
Employees filled a truckload of Quilted Northern Ultra Plush™ bath tissue worth $25,000 destined for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. The tissue, made almost entirely in New York by New Yorkers, will go to state residents to help, and to also say “thank you.”
Just last year, the Plattsburgh area and other parts of upstate New York were heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Irene, forcing residents to deal with the storm’s destruction.
“People from all over the state came to our aid, so it’s only right that we help our New York neighbors devastated by Hurricane Sandy,” said Kirk Stallsmith, vice president of operations at the Plattsburgh mill. “Especially this Thanksgiving, our employees want them to know we’re still thinking of them. The damage people have experienced is far greater than most realize and we want to continue doing our part to help.”
In the aftermath of a disaster, sometimes even the most basic, everyday items are needed, so Georgia-Pacific works through aid organizations such as Convoy of Hope and Feed the Children to distribute products to people who need it most.
Convoy of Hope will be delivering the shipment of more than 1,000 cases of donated bath tissue this week. Since Nov. 1, Georgia-Pacific has donated 11 truckloads of products including paper plates and towels, napkins, cups, cutlery, food wrap and hand sanitizer, totaling more than $180,000.