“Georgia-Pacific Loaned Associates carry the trust of the community.” This ringing endorsement from Bonnie Dixon, an area director for United Way of the Coastal Empire Effingham, gives testament to the success and impact we’ve had in community building and support with programs like Loaned Associates at our Savannah River Mill in Effingham County.
For three months out of the year, GP provides full-time employees to the organization under the Loaned Associates program, where they’re part of a strong team that works to positively impact both the social and economic health of the region. The result is rewarding for the individuals and betters the communities in which they live. Having supported the United Way for the past 20 years, our work with this valued organization is regarded as a model program due to our team members’ deep level of commitment and engagement on local campaign efforts.
As a Loaned Associate, maintenance planner Paul Mongin had the chance to be directly involved with the Savannah Speech & Hearing Center, where his own son was successfully treated. Brandee Gordon, another United Way Loaned Associate, had the opportunity to work with children who had lost their parents. “I lost my mother to cancer when I was just a year old. So when I found out that United Way supports hospice, an agency that helps children that have lost a parent, I wanted to help. Being able to help those kids is the best part of my job and working with United Way has given me such a great sense of fulfillment because I can make a difference in the lives of others,” Gordon says.
According to Dixon, “When someone like Brandee goes in and talks to a potential giver…they listen.” To watch Brandee in action visit: https://youtu.be/kDFo67Nydf4