The Potash Corporation, which owns PCS Phosphate in Beaufort County, already donated $50,000 last week to WITN's fundraiser for Hurricane Irene victims.
Now, the company is donating an additional $250,000 to the Beaufort County United Way's Hurricane Irene fund to help those impacted by the storm.
According to Potash, "the fund will be used to support relief efforts in and around Aurora, North Carolina following the hurricane that struck the American East Coast last weekend. PotashCorp has approximately 1,100 employees at its Aurora phosphate facility located in Beaufort County."
“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the hurricane, including those PotashCorp Aurora employees who have suffered personal losses,” said PotashCorp President and CEO Bill Doyle. “We applaud all the volunteers and relief agencies involved in the clean up and hope that our contribution assists our neighbors in need.”
The company also reports it is matching employee donations to relief efforts through its Employee Matching Gift program.