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Georgia-Pacific Donates Products to West Virginia Flood Victims

Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

ATLANTA, July 17 -- A tractor-trailer load of much needed paper products has been shipped to the Beckley, W.Va., National Red Cross Headquarters to help the area's flood victims. "The flooding has had a terrible impact and we hope that our donation of tissue and paper products will help the Red Cross meet the affected families' needs. We appreciate the Red Cross working with us to get these products into the community,'' said Ronnie Paul, Georgia-Pacific's executive vice president - wood products and distribution. "All of us at Georgia-Pacific are working to help people who are enduring this extreme hardship which includes some of our own employees,'' said Denise Hughes, Georgia-Pacific's area manager, human resources. The truckload from Georgia-Pacific will support the relief effort with more than 480,000 Dixie cups, 336,000 pieces of Dixie cutlery and 135,360 Dixie plates. The donation also includes more than 12,384 rolls of Quilted Northern and Soft 'N Gentle bath tissue as well as 6,300 rolls of Mardi Gras paper towels. The temporary Red Cross national headquarters at Beckley will distribute the products in the affected communities. Schneider National Trucking is also helping by providing free freight for this shipment. Georgia-Pacific has a history of helping victims of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes and ice storms by donating products to aid in relief efforts.




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