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Paper companies donate to Southeast Asia relief


January 3, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

As relief from the international community pours into Southeast Asia, paper companies are stepping up to the plate…

As relief from the international community pours into Southeast Asia, paper companies are stepping up to the plate and doling out what areas hit by the tsunami need most: money. Kimberly-Clark announced a contribution of $100,000 to the United Nations Children’s Fund to assist in their continuing efforts to meet the needs of victims of the catastrophe. The company has also donated personal and health care items to people struggling to survive in the affected areas. "There will be difficult days ahead as the region begins to recover," acknowledged Tim Baade, managing director of K-C in Thailand. "But we take heart in the outpouring of support shown by individuals, charities, and companies from around the world.

International Paper is donating $200,000 to relief efforts in Southeast Asia, and will match additional contributions made by employees to its employee relief fund.

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