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Resolute donates over $105K to local organizations for COVID-19 response [UPDATED]


April 9, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Resolute Thunder Bay millResolute's Thunder Bay, Ontario pulp and paper mill. Photo: Resolute Forest Products

Resolute Forest Products has made several contributions to local organizations to assist with COVID-19 response efforts in some of the cities where the company operates.

Resolute donated $40,000 to United Way Centraide Canada in Montreal, where the company is headquartered.

The pulp and paper, sawmill and woodlands operations in Thunder Bay, Ontario have donated $25,000 to the Thunder Bay COVID-19 Community Response Fund, which is operated by the United Way of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay Community Foundation.

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The Côte-Nord paper mill, sawmill and woodlands operations partnered with a local Resolute-affiliated foundation to donate $40,000 to the United Way Centraide Haute-Côte-Nord-Manicouagan.

The donations will be used for financial relief as communities navigate the economic and social impacts of coronavirus.

In a statement, Resolute says it has asked all of its operations to evaluate their planned contributions for the year to see if any allocations can be made for immediate relief efforts.

The Thunder Bay mill also donated 500 P95 masks to the city’s emergency services, and the company’s tissue facility in Sanford, Florida donated more than 100 cases of bath tissue to local organizations.

This article was originally published on April 6, 2020 and was updated April 9.