The Weyerhaeuser Company recently distributed its annual Giving Fund grants to the local community. This year the Buckhannon Giving Fund Advisory Committee distributed $28,000 in funds to the local area.
The following schools and non-profit organizations received grant funds:
Hodgesville Elementary School, Infusing Technology Program, $4,130.
Washington District Elementary School, computers for third- and fifth-grade classrooms, $4,130.
Highland Community Builders/ YouthBuild Program, upgrade of GED testing preparation materials, $3,000.
Rock Cave Elementary School, purchase of iPads for teacher instruction, $4,130.
Upshur County Public Library, early learning computer stations, $2,000.
Union Elementary School, Service Learning Program, $4,130.
Buckhannon Academy Elementary School, iPads for Title 1 reading program, $2,350.
French Creek Elementary School, iPads for classroom use, $4,130.
Buckhannon's Mill Manager, Lance Miller, said, "We are very excited to present these schools and organizations with grants and applaud the work being done to enrich the lives of our community and our children. Citizenship continues to be and has been a core value for Weyerhaeuser since the company was formed in 1900. It is our pleasure to support the efforts of a community dedicated to building a strong future for our area."
This week, Points of Light, the National Conference on Citizenship, announced The Civic 50 for 2013, and Weyerhaeuser is ranked with companies such as Adobe Systems, FedEx, General Electric, Microsoft and Southwest Airlines.
The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system focused solely on corporate involvement in communities. Points of Light and the National Conference on Citizenship are America's leading experts on civic engagement, and their survey identifies and recognizes companies that invest talent, time and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
Weyerhaeuser's Giving Fund is committed to nourishing the quality of life in the communities where it operates - making better places to live, work, and play. Since 1948, the Weyerhaeuser Company has provided over $216 million in donations to its communities. All eligible organizations within a 50 mile radius of our Buckhannon Mill are welcome to apply for 2014 grant funding. For more information about Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund's priorities, eligibility, and application process, we invite you to visit our website at www.Weyerhaeuser.com/Sustainability/GivingFund.