CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Procter & Gamble presented a $20,000 donation to United Way of Southwest Georgia to help rebuild the community of Albany after a massive tornado hit the city on January 22, 2017. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard was on hand to receive the donation along with several community leaders including Chris Cohilas, Dougherty County Commission Chairman; Bodine Sinyard, past Dougherty County Commission Chairman; Justin Strickland, Albany/Dougherty County president Economic Development; Barbara Rivera Holmes, Chamber President; Sharon Subadan, City Manager.
The donation made today is in addition to more than $300,000 worth of P&G Product that the Company has distributed to residents of the community, and 400 loads of laundry washed through Tide’s Loads of Hope effort. Additionally, in partnership with the American Red Cross and Matthew 25: Ministries, more than 700 personal care kits, 300 cleaning kits, 1,550 Bounty paper towels and 2,700 rolls of Charmin toilet paper were distributed to those in need.
“P&G provided our people with paid time off to assist their families and neighbors in this time of need, and we are proud of how this town has come together,” said Werhner Washington, P&G’s Albany Plant Manager. “We remain committed to our employees and this resilient community as we continue to rebuild in the weeks to come.”
As a result of the storm, the plant experienced minor damage and the damage to the distribution center was more significant. The plant – which manufactures Bounty and Charmin – was back in operation within two days and today is running at full capacity, while assessments are underway for rebuilding the distribution center. More than 700 people make up P&G’s Albany-based plant and distribution center workforce.
“Our thoughts are with all the residents of Albany, Georgia affected by this terrible tornado,” said LaKisha Bryant Bruce, President & CEO – United Way of Southwest Georgia. “Our team is committed to rebuilding and restoring the community of Albany, and we thank P&G for their efforts in assisting with the recovery.”
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