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."