A tractor-trailer load of bath tissue and paper towels from a Georgia-Pacific Corp. mill in New York is scheduled to be delivered to the American Red Cross command center in Portland today. The paper products are intended to help meet immediate personal needs of area shelters and victims of this month’s severe ice storm.
“The storm has severely impacted hundreds of thousands of families throughout the Northeast and we hope that Georgia-Pacific’s donation of tissue and paper products will help emergency shelters take care of these families,” said Michael C. Burandt, vice president packaged products.
“All of us at Georgia-Pacific want to help the people who are enduring this winter’s extreme hardship, including our own employees,” said Lee Bingham, vice president Maine operations.
The truckload from G-P’s Plattsburgh, N.Y., tissue mill will support the relief effort with 36,000 rolls of Coronet bath tissue and 9,000 rolls of paper towels. The company also has been providing tissue and paper products to Plattsburgh-area shelters since the winter storm started last week.