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Resolute Forest Products donates $2,500 to Sylacauga area Habitat for Humanity

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CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – Members of Resolute Forest Products’ Coosa Pines Mill management and United Steel Workers proudly presented a total of $2,500 to Sylacauga Area Habitat for Humanity, earlier today. Coosa Pines Mill, General Manager, Pat Hogg, presented the check to James Adams, President/CEO of the Sylacauga Area Habitat for Humanity.

Through Resolute’s Board of Directors Safety Award program, the company’s Coosa Pines, Alabama operations recently earned $10,000 to donate to charitable or community organizations chosen by its employees for achieving 750,000 consecutive safe hours without a recordable injury.

Pat Hogg, General Manager of the Coosa Pines Mill said, “The achievement of 750,000 safe work hours is an outstanding achievement for the employees of the Coosa Pines Mill. I am pleased to recognize the Mill’s accomplishment by presenting to James Adams, President/CEO of the Sylacauga Area Habitat for Humanity, our company’s check in the amount of $2,500 in honor of the employees at the Coosa Pines Mill.”

The Sylacauga Area Habitat for Humanity was selected to receive $2,500 of the $10,000 safety award to support construction of the Sylacauga Area Habitat’s thirteenth home to a deserving family.

“On behalf of Sylacauga Area Habitat for Humanity, I would like to say, Thank You. We are honored to receive funding from Resolute Forest Products’ Coosa Pines Mill for the fourth year in a row and congratulate the employees at Resolute Forest Products for their remarkable safety achievements,” said Adams. “Over the last four years, the Coosa Pines Mill has donated $7,000 to assist the Sylacauga Area Habitat for Humanity in providing families in the Sylacauga/Childersburg area with safe, affordable housing. We are a non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. Our houses are simple, decent, and affordable to low-income families. Homeowners and volunteers build under trained supervision. Individuals, corporations, faith groups and others provide vital financial support.”

“Working safely is a priority for the employees of the Coosa Pines Mill. It is a joy to help others by working safely”, says Leslie Ansley, President, IBEW, Local 1629, and Coosa Pines Mill employee.

Since 2013, through the Board of Directors Safety Award Program, Resolute has donated more than $53,500 to local community programs and organizations chosen by the Coosa Pines Mill. Donations to worthy causes are chosen by employees of all Resolute operations that have reached significant safety milestones total over $2 million since 2010.


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