By: The Working Forest Staff
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Louisiana-Pacific has made a commitment of US$1 million to support Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts in Texas, as well as a commitment to match employee contributions to hurricane relief.
LP will make a US$500,000 donation distributed to non-profit organizations including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund to help with emergency shelter, food and relief supplies. In addition, the company will work with appropriate organizations to donate US$500,000 in LP building products for rebuilding efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“Our thoughts and concerns are with those impacted by this storm, including some of our own LP employees,” LP CEO Brad Southern said. “The devastation to lives and property caused by Hurricane Harvey is unprecedented and we trust that our contributions will help provide some measure of immediate relief, as well as assist during the rebuilding process.”
“Texas is near and dear to our hearts as the state is home to more than 300 LP employees and countless more of our customers and business partners,” Southern added. “We are working to aid all who may have been affected by this storm.”
Besides matching employee donations, LP sponsors the LP Cares Fund through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to aid LP employees in the United States and Canada affected by natural disasters or other emergencies.
Headquartered in Nashville, LP operates 14 engineered wood manufacturing operations in the United States and six in Canada.