PotashCorp Aurora Receives High Honor From NC United Way

PotashCorp Aurora has received a special award for its efforts following Hurricane Irene in Eastern Carolina in 2011.

At a recent meeting in Pinehurst, the United Way of North Carolina gave the company the Chairman's Award for outstanding service to the community.

The award is not given each year, only on occasions when a company exhibits "extraordinary community spirit and support."

As you may remember, the company donated an initial $50,000 to the American Red Cross through the WITN and Inner Banks telethon. In all, PotashCorp Aurora donated more than $300,000 to relief and recovery efforts.

The company also donated bottled water and ice, and many of its employees worked with recovery crews in Beaufort and Pamlico counties.

“PotashCorp Aurora is deserving of special recognition as an outstanding example of community support and corporate philanthropy, not only in the monetary donations by the company and its employees but by giving of time and talent as well," said Randy Welch, United Way of North Carolina Board President. "PotashCorp is a shining example of what a great corporate citizen means to its community and is deserving of our recognition."


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  • by Great!! Location: usa on Feb 21, 2012 at 04:27 PM
    Destroy the environment and help folks once they get sick from it!! Of course Bobby is easily bought off with a few pieces of silver!! He must work for them!!
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      by Harry Paratesties on Feb 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM in reply to Great!!
      Nobody's getting sick from the operations of PCS! Shut your ignorant mouth!
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        by Full disclosure on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:12 AM in reply to Harry Paratesties
        Stop drinking the koolaid there Harry. What about the explosion and fire just last year? Or the noxious fumes that force people to stay in doors all year round? Or how they've ruined the water supply making it undrinkable. Sure, they're spending $millions$ on advertising (and don't be fooled, this "donation" is nothing but advertising) to try to "clean" up their public image, but they are still the biggest polluter in the county.
  • by Bobby on Feb 21, 2012 at 03:39 PM
    Many people are quick to bash PCS at every opportunity. I wonder if they'll have a positive comment on this article? I bet not. Good job PCS.
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