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Georgia-Pacific Helps Victims of Hurricane Idalia

Donation of essential supplies to boost the recovery of affected communities

Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Idalia, Georgia-Pacific LLC’s Palatka facility has demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting affected communities. According to Chris Gent, Head of Strategic Communications & Public Affairs at Georgia-Pacific, the company has donated two semi-trailer trucks filled with essential paper products, a gesture that will directly benefit hurricane victims in Perry, Florida, as well as rural areas of Dixie County.

On August 30, Hurricane Idalia hit the Big Bend region in Florida with destructive force, reaching category 3 strength. Maintaining its path of devastation, the hurricane retained its power as it moved toward southeastern Georgia, eventually weakening to a tropical storm as it reached the Carolinas.

In a supportive gesture, the mill has donated 1,448 cases of Angel Soft toilet paper and 1,096 cases of Brawny paper towels. These essential supplies will be invaluable support to affected communities as they navigate the challenging recovery process.

As the largest private employer in Putnam County, Georgia-Pacific LLC’s Palatka mill plays a vital role in the local economy. It provides employment for more than 1,000 people and generates 2,426 additional indirect jobs in the community. In addition to producing consumer brands such as Brawny, Sparkle, Angel Soft, it manufactures paper towels and toilet paper under private brands.

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