International Paper Vicksburg Mill Awards $70,000 in Foundation Grants to Community Organizations

SOURCE: International Paper Company

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VICKSBURG, Miss., January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The International Paper Vicksburg Mill awarded $70,000 in International Paper Foundation grants to fifteen area non-profits in 2020, demonstrating the Company’s commitment to education, hunger, health & wellness, disaster relief and initiatives that improve our planet.

“We are pleased to support local organizations in their efforts to make a difference,” said Jami Cameron, Vicksburg containerboard mill communications coordinator. “Our company cannot succeed if our communities do not succeed, and these grants are an investment in our family, friends and neighbors.”

Grants were awarded to the following organizations to fund community programs:

  • 456 Robotics
  • American Red Cross, Southwest Mississippi Chapter
  • Exchange Club of Vicksburg Child and Parent Development Center, Inc.
  • Good Shepherd Community Center
  • Grace Christian Counseling Center
  • Mississippi Children’s Museum
  • R12 Recovering Ministries
  • Redwood Elementary School
  • Salvation Army Vicksburg
  • Shape Up Sisters
  • Storehouse Community Food Pantry
  • Triumph Ministries, Inc. / Kings Empowerment Center
  • Vicksburg Family Development Service
  • Warren- County Vicksburg Public Library
  • Warren Yazoo Behavioral Health

Non-profit organizations interested in applying for an International Paper Foundation grant can visit www.ipgiving.com for more information. The new grant funding cycle began Jan. 4, 2021. Applications will be accepted online until Aug. 13, 2021.

About International Paper Foundation:

Each year, International Paper provides more than $10 million to support thousands of charitable organizations in the communities where our employees live and work. Company contributions and Foundation grants are a significant part of our giving strategy, as we strive to be the best socially responsible corporate neighbor in our communities. For more information, visit IPgiving.com.

About International Paper:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue, and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ more than 50,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2019 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.

Contact: Jami Cameron

Phone: 601- 631- 8257

Email: jami.cameron@ipaper.com

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