Fall 2016 Issue of Georgia-Pacific At Work

GP and Its Employees Donate $350,000 to Louisiana Flood Victims

Our hearts go out to the thousands of people in southeast Louisiana who are dealing with the major flood disaster in the area. In particular, we're saddened by the hundreds of our employees from our Port Hudson operations who have suffered losses -- some of whom lost everything.

To help with the flood relief efforts, we have made a charitable donation of $50,000 to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation Flood Relief Fund to support local service providers who are providing aid.

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Power, Progress & Promise at NUL '16 Gathering

The National Urban League Conference delivered a powerful message at its 2016 annual meeting, held Aug. 3-6 in Baltimore, Md. With the theme "Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs and Justice," this year's conference brought together 10,000 individuals to discuss pressing issues facing African Americans, other minorities and the status and growth of America's cities.

Power, Progress, Promise

Be The One

This summer, Georgia-Pacific lent a hand to United Way of the Coastal Empire's new campaign, "BE THE ONE," with help from GP's Savannah River Mill. GP loaned its TV production services to develop United Way's campaign fundraising video, a touching account of some of the people impacted by the agency's programs and services.

Watch: BeTheOne Video


Since last year's donation of a $1.3 million building to United Way of the Mid-South, GP Cellulose has continued to support the organization, including a recent gift of $50,000. In presenting the donation, Chuck LaPorte, manager for GP Memphis Cellulose, said, "It's an honor to support United Way of the Mid-South and their efforts to address poverty and financial instability to improve education, income and health across the Mid-South. Strong communities make life better for everyone."

The GP Cedar Springs containerboard plant in Georgia gave $10,000 to the Kolomoki Mounds State Park, the oldest and largest Woodland Indian site in the southeastern United States. The donation is helping to fund a new outdoor classroom to enhance the museum's Indian artifacts and historical exhibits.

Brewton, Alabama's United Fund was the recipient of a $21,845 donation from GP. The check was presented by Brewton Mill Manager Jeff Joyce to Kirk Garrett, president of the Brewton Area United Fund, and the monies help fund nearly 20 local agencies that support youth, education and wellness programs in the area.

Georgia-Pacific has been named one of the Top 200 companies millennials want to work for, according to a new survey from The National Society of High School Scholars. Ten Georgia companies made the Top 200 List.

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