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W.R. GRACE & CO. ANNOUNCES CONTRIBUTIONS TO HURRICANE ANDREW DISASTER RELIEF

 W.R. GRACE & CO. ANNOUNCES CONTRIBUTIONS TO
 HURRICANE ANDREW DISASTER RELIEF
 BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- W.R. Grace and Company, a relative newcomer to Southern Florida has nevertheless proven to be a corporate good neighbor.
 When news of the devastation caused by Hurricane Andrew reached the company's Boca Raton headquarters immediate action was undertaken to aid those people who were unfortunate enough to be in the path of the hurricane.
 Some of the positive actions the company has taken include the following:
 -- At the County Fairgrounds, disaster relief officials were plagued with distribution problems which impeded getting the supplies into the Dade County disaster area. To untangle this snarl, Grace detailed a logistics expert from Grace Transportation Systems based in Greenville, S.C. Paul Murphy flew in from Houston and in only two days time, working 18 to 20 hours a day, doubled the throughput deliveries to the disaster area. Paul will remain on-site to continue logistics organization efforts throughout the end of the this week.
 -- In response to the President's nationwide appeal last night, Grace Construction Products, based in Cambridge, Mass., has donated 1,100 rolls of Grace Ice & Water Shield roofing material -- a tough, flexible, self-adhering plastic covering that is perfectly suitable as a temporary roofing material. The donation of this roofing material represents more than a quarter-million square feet.
 -- Grace mobilized employees at its Boca Raton headquarters and provided information on telephone numbers for cash contributions, donations requirements and company central collection points.
 -- Every day since Aug. 26, Grace has shipped employee donations to the county collection point at the Palm Beach County Fairgrounds.
 -- A Grace construction products tanker was converted to carry water and rigged to provide a mobile shower station every day for improving the personal hygiene of hurricane victims deprived of water facilities.
 -- In addition to the employees' cash contributions and donations, the Grace Corporate headquarters made an emergency contribution of $100,000 for disaster relief.
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 /CONTACT: Chuck Suits of W.R. Grace & Company, 407-362-2600, or Phil Fried of the Dilenschneider Group, Inc., 212-922-0900, for Grace/
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