Potash Donates Additional $250,000 For Hurricane Irene Victims

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.

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  • by DUCHESS Location: ENC on Sep 6, 2011 at 03:16 PM
    Although it's a great thing that PCS did, their accountants have probably figured out that they were better off financially to donate the money than have their workers staying out of work much longer. Everyday that they are not at full operating capacity, they are losing money. To those receiving the money, take it and get all that you can.
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      by Joe on Sep 6, 2011 at 07:16 PM in reply to DUCHESS
      Are you high?????? Why do you have to be negative about a good deed?
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        by Reality check on Sep 7, 2011 at 03:03 AM in reply to Joe
        Don't be fooled by PCS's shell game. The timing on this "good deed" is not accidental, they are desperately trying to clean up their image after a failed attempt to sneak a sulfur smelting plant in downtown Morehead City. They got nationwide bad press from that debacle and are still licking their wounds. This "good deed" is just part of their advertising campaign. They've hired attorneys, advertising gurus, and even people to post comments here on the local news forums. Ignore the lies and look at the facts. Everything about PCS stinks.
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          by Joplin on Sep 7, 2011 at 06:06 AM in reply to Reality check
          I guess the donations PCS made to Joplin, MO following the tornado were part of their master plan to bring the sulfur smelting plant to MHC. I wonder how much money the Carteret Co Clean County Coalition has donated.
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        by DUCHESS on Sep 7, 2011 at 04:33 AM in reply to Joe
        If you read it clearly, there are positive things in the statement. FYI, I don't get high. It's a waste of money.
  • by ME on Sep 6, 2011 at 11:24 AM
    I know this family that got flooded and have 4 children and got homeowners but did not have to have flood ins. fema turned them away can yall help them
  • by Bloke Location: New Bern on Sep 6, 2011 at 11:03 AM
    Nationwide Insurance in Kinston gave out free meals, ice, drinks, and tarps for people's roofs. Believe it or not there were a ton of the recipients saying they had 4 or 5 kids at home and wanted to take enough for them. It is amazing that the people you help most of the time are never satisfied. They got mad when they were told no. Great job to Nationwide for trying to help.
  • by concerned on Sep 6, 2011 at 10:17 AM
  • by bug on Sep 6, 2011 at 10:12 AM
    Awesome Company!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Kim Location: Boco on Sep 6, 2011 at 09:43 AM
    They also gave out free coolers with ice to anyone who needed it and called each employee to see if they needed anything. Thank you, PCS, for stepping up in a time of need.
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      by Yep, they sure did on Sep 6, 2011 at 08:26 PM in reply to Kim
      They have gone above and way beyond - soooo proud my hubby works there :-)))
  • by Elvira Location: Sin City on Sep 6, 2011 at 09:35 AM
    Looks like judgement came to aurora.
  • by but wait on Sep 6, 2011 at 09:32 AM
    Didn't Aurora industrial supply offer to SELL a generator to the Aurora EMS for use during the storm? Isn't that helping?
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      by say huh? on Sep 6, 2011 at 09:42 AM in reply to but wait
      Doesn't the mayor of Aurora own that? Interesting, he couldnt spare one to loan to them? Weren't they offering temporary shelter to storm victims?
  • by Anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 at 09:21 AM
    who gets this money??? mostly the people already getting government hand outs.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 at 09:35 AM in reply to
      Just wondering... where are you getting your information? Any stats to back up your claim?
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      by Mike on Sep 6, 2011 at 10:12 AM in reply to
      Yes, they will be the ones who will benefit.
  • by Minleigh Location: NC on Sep 6, 2011 at 09:15 AM
    I know some of the people there, are working with much of nothing and still working with what's left. Awesome Job Guys!!Any other companies going to step up
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