Printer Friendly

GEORGIA-PACIFIC TO ASSIST FLOOD VICTIMS IN REBUILDING HOMES

 ATLANTA, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- When the flood waters recede and the rebuilding starts, more than 100 Midwest families, whose homes were damaged severely by flooding in the region, will be able to repair their homes with wallboard and building materials donated by Georgia-Pacific Corp. (NYSE: GP).
 In addition, to help meet the victims' immediate personal needs and to provide assistance to shelters, Georgia-Pacific is donating two tractor-trailer loads of bath tissue and paper towels.
 "With thousands of families completely devastated by the flooding and with shelters from Iowa and Wisconsin all the way to Louisiana and Mississippi, our supplies are stretched to the maximum every day," said Major David Jones, area commander for metro-Atlanta Salvation Army. "Georgia-Pacific's tissue products will help our shelters, which in turn are helping so many families, and when these families go to repair their homes, they will have some peace of mind in knowing that some of the products needed for repair have been donated by companies like Georgia-Pacific."
 Georgia-Pacific is donating 10 tractor-trailer loads of gypsum wallboard and joint compound, several tractor-trailer loads of lumber, plywood, paneling and roofing materials, in addition to the two tractor- trailer loads of tissue products. The company's building products distribution centers in the Midwest region that are participating in the relief effort by supplying the building materials are located at Cape Girardeau, St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo.; Des Moines, Iowa; and Quad Cities, Ill. The gypsum wallboard and joint compound are manufactured at the company's Fort Dodge, Iowa, plant, and the tissue products being donated are made at Georgia-Pacific's Crossett, Ark., and Palatka, Fla., pulp and paper mills. The tractor trailers will deliver the products to the Salvation Army's Davenport, Iowa, distribution center.
 "Georgia-Pacific has been lucky not to sustain a great deal of damage to our operations. We believed offering support to those dealing with the crisis today and those who will need to rebuild tomorrow was the right thing to do," A.D. "Pete" Correll, Georgia-Pacific president and chief executive officer, said. "We're pleased we can help."
 -0- 7/29/93
 /CONTACT: Sheila Weidman of Georgia-Pacific, 404-521-4732/
 (GP)


CO: Georgia-Pacific Corporation ST: Georgia, Iowa IN: PAP SU:

BN -- AT004 -- 7170 07/29/93 09:49 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jul 29, 1993
Words:371
Previous Article:BIOJECT ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER FISCAL 1994 RESULTS; PRODUCT SALES
Next Article:NATIONSBANK FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STATE OF MARYLAND
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters