CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has been helping with relief efforts in Albany, Georgia, which was hit by a massive tornado on Jan. 22. The company on Monday presented the United Way of Southwest Georgia with a $20,000 donation to help rebuild the community, which follows P&G distributing more than $3000,000 worth of its products and 400 loads of laundry washed through Tide’s Loads of Hope, among other efforts.
“Our thoughts are with all the residents of Albany, Georgia affected by this terrible tornado,” United Way fo Southwest Georgia president and CEO LaKisha Bryant Bruce said. “Our team is committed to rebuilding and restoring the community of Albany, and we thank P&G for their efforts in assisting with the recovery.”
Besides the efforts with Tide’s Loads of Hope and its distributed products, P&G worked with the American Red Cross and Matthew 25: Ministries to distribute more than 700 personal care kits, 300 cleaning kits, 1,550 Bounty paper towels and 2,700 rolls of Charmin toilet paper. The company’s plant saw minor damage from the tornado, with its distribution center experiencing more significant damage. The employees based in Albany for both number more than 700.
“P&G provided our people with paid time off to assist their families and neighbors in this time of need, and we are proud of how this town has come together,” Albany plant manager Werhner Washington said. “We remain committed to our employees and this resilient community as we continue to rebuild in the weeks to come.”