Weyerhaeuser announces support for Hurricane Florence relief efforts
Monday, October 8, 2018
NEW BERN — Weyerhaeuser Company has announced it will donate a total of $250,000 to several organizations providing relief efforts in eastern North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
The grants will be distributed to disaster-relief and community-service organizations in the company’s operating areas. The Coastal Carolina and Eastern North Carolina chapters of the American Red Cross will receive support for their relief work in Craven, Beaufort and Washington Counties. Additional donations will be made to the Salvation Army for efforts in Beaufort and Washington Counties; Religious Community Services (RCS) for needs in New Bern; and Disaster Recovery Partner for support in Pitt County.
“We’re pleased to announce donations to our community partners who are providing much-needed relief for the citizens of eastern North Carolina,” said Brian Chaney, regional Timberlands manager. “More than 500 Weyerhaeuser employees call this area home including the timberlands management team based in Vanceboro. The company’s support for local relief organizations will complement all the ways they are helping neighbors and giving back in their communities during this challenging time.”
Alan Sherrington, east region manufacturing vice president, said: “Our employees and communities were significantly impacted by Hurricane Florence. Weyerhaeuser will be part of this long recovery and we are grateful for the critical work our partner organizations do in times like this. We appreciate the close-knit family of Weyerhaeuser employees and the supportive communities near our lumber mills in Vanceboro, Greenville and Plymouth.”
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. It owns or controls 12.4 million acres of timberlands in the United States, and manages additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. It manages these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards.
Weyerhaeuser also is one of the largest manufacturers of wood products. The company is a real estate investment trust. In February 2016, it merged with Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. In 2017, it generated $7.2 billion in net sales and employed approximately 9,300 people who serve customers worldwide. Learn more at www.weyerhaeuser.com .
Weyerhaeuser began operating in North Carolina in 1957 and employs approximately 700 people in the state. The company operates four wood products mills, including three located in eastern North Carolina. Additionally, Weyerhaeuser owns and sustainably manages nearly 600,000 acres of timberlands in eastern North Carolina.