Ball Corp. donating $1 million to flood relief
Last Updated: 15:46 September 23, 2013
The $1 million contribution will benefit local nonprofits that are assisting with flood relief efforts, including Community Food Share, Impact on Education Foundation for Boulder Valley Schools and the Foothills United Way's Foothills Flood Relief Fund. Additionally, the Foundation will match employee donations on a two-to-one basis as part of the company's annual community giving campaign.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by the powerful floods that hit our home state of Colorado over the past two weeks," said John Hayes, chairman, president and CEO of Broomfield-based Ball Corp. "Many Ball employees live and work in the areas touched by the flooding and have experienced the devastation first hand. This is our community and we're committed to helping with recovery and rebuilding efforts both financially and by mobilizing our employee base through volunteer efforts."
The Ball Foundation also committed $100,000 to the American Red Cross of Colorado to support the national Disaster Relief fund earlier this year to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond immediately when disaster strikes, and can help communities prepare for disaster response, recovery and readiness.
Ball employs approximately 3,000 people in Colorado and has been part of the community for almost 60 years.
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