SCA Helping Disaster Victims
It’s been an active year for disaster relief, and SCA has been on scene at the country’s most significant natural disaster of the year: the Alabama tornados. About 300 people were killed when tornados ripped through the south nearly two months ago. As communities continue work on cleanup and rebuilding, SCA has been helping with efforts.
SCA, a global hygiene and paper company with a manufacturing facility in Cherokee, Alabama, at the Barton Industrial Park, took immediate action to support American Red Cross relief efforts following the devastating tornadoes in the United States. SCA initially donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross. In addition, SCA has implemented an employee donation program, where the company will match all employee donations to the American Red Cross. SCA employees from across the U.S., Mexico and Canada have been invited to donate and earn a dollar-for-dollar match from the company to provide Red Cross services to people affected throughout Alabama.
SCA employees from the company’s Barton, Alabama, plant have been volunteering in the hardest hit areas, and have coordinated local collections to provide immediate support for the areas dealing with recovery closest to the facility. The company has nearly 500 employees at its facility in Alabama, which is adjacent to the tornado damage. SCA also has tissue facilities in Flagstaff and Bellemont, Arizona, as well as in upstate New York and Wisconsin.
“This recent outbreak of tornadoes resulted in an unimaginable amount of damage, and our own employees have been impacted,” said Don Lewis, president, SCA Tissue North America. “Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, and we’re proud to be working with the American Red Cross as they take care of people on the ground in Alabama with disaster relief efforts.”
SCA is also working with American Red Cross headquarters to coordinate delivery of the company’s Tork® paper towels, wipers and bath tissue and TENA incontinence care products to the region. “The TENA bladder control products have already arrived in the region and were directed to nursing homes in need of these essential products,” said Lewis.
The American Red Cross has set up 16 shelters across Alabama with over 700 overnight stays, as well as mobile kitchens serving 20,000 meals per day. Dozens of emergency response vehicles were deployed immediately following the tornadoes, and mental health professionals are also present to provide support for families dealing with the loss of loved ones.
About SCA Tissue:
SCA Tissue is one of the three largest producers of Away From Home tissue products in North America, supplying paper napkins, tissues, towels, specialty wipers, dispensers and soap used in commercial settings such as restaurants, office buildings, schools and healthcare facilities. Headquartered in Philadelphia, SCA Tissue North America has manufacturing facilities in Alabama, Arizona, New York and Wisconsin.
To make its 100-percent recycled Tork® products, SCA Tissue recycles more than 750,000 tons of paper a year, and more than half of those tons are post-consumer. Since 2001, SCA Tissue has recycled 12 billion pounds of fiber. The first American papermaker to earn EcoLogo™ certification for its environmentally sustainable processes and products, SCA Tissue also has earned Green Seal™ certification on an assortment of its products, making Tork the largest Away From Home sanitary paper product brand in North America to earn both certifications. More information is available at HYPERLINK “http://www.torkusa.com” www.torkusa.com.
SCA is a global hygiene and paper company that develops and produces personal-care products, tissue, packaging solutions, publication papers and solid-wood products. Sales are conducted in 100 countries. In the United States, SCA manufactures and sells the Tork® line of towel, tissue and wipers used in businesses, and the TENA® line of incontinence care products. SCA has eight manufacturing facilities in the U.S., including one in Cherokee, Ala., an area adjacent to the tornado damage. Global sales for SCA in 2010 were $15 billion. SCA has approximately 45,000 employees worldwide and nearly 500 in Alabama. For more information, please visit HYPERLINK “http://sca.com/us” http://sca.com/us.
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