Domtar Employees Donate for Disaster Relief Efforts
Elizabeth City, NC- Food Bank of the Albemarle is pleased to announce that employees of the Domtar paper mill in Plymouth, NC have donated at total of 132 Food Lion gift cards to benefit victims of Hurricane Matthew.
Executive Director Liz Reasoner expressed gratitude for the gift. “This is an incredibly generous donation by the employees of Domtar,” Reasoner said. “There are many people in the counties served by the food bank that are still struggling to recover from the flooding left by Hurricane Matthew. These cards will go directly to those affected as they rebuild their lives.”
Employees at the Domtar facility in Plymouth received Food Lion gift cards as their safety incentives for the month. They were given the option of keeping the cards, or make a donation to help with the needs of Hurricane Matthew. A total of 132 of Food Lion gift cards were donated by employees and Domtar, with a total value of $1,920.
Hurricane Matthew made landfall in early October, bringing heavy rains, wind, and massive flooding to northeastern North Carolina. According to representatives from Domtar, the majority of their employees live in Washington, Bertie, Chowan, Martin, Tyrrell and Beaufort counties. These counties experienced some of the heaviest storm damage and flooding.
As of November 16, Food Bank of the Albemarle has distributed 219,768 lbs. of disaster relief supplies including food and water. For more information, contact Food Bank of the Albemarle at 252-335-4035.
Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products, with approximately 9,850 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world. Domtar’s principal executive office is in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
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