11 February 2016
Alcoa pledges further US$50,000 to South West bush fire recovery
The Alcoa Foundation today announced it will provide a US$50,000 (approximately A$70,000) disaster relief grant to the Salvation Army to further support the South West bush fire recovery.
The grant builds on the A$100,000 donated by Alcoa of Australia to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund Waroona and Districts Fire Appeal last month.
Alcoa of Australia Managing Director Michael Parker said the Salvation Army had been working tirelessly to provide support to those directly impacted by the fire.
“The organisation was one of the first on the ground providing much needed financial aid and counselling support to fire victims,” Michael said.
“There is still an enormous amount of work to be done to help those affected by this tragedy to restore their lives and I am pleased Alcoa can continue to contribute to recovery efforts.”
Salvation Army Divisional Public Relations Secretary Warren Palmer thanked Alcoa for its contribution to the bushfire crisis response.
“The Salvation Army is immensely grateful for the support from Alcoa and all its external partners in both raising funds and identifying material aid that is directly benefiting those most in need,” Warren said.
Media contact: Jane McGuire 0410 694 676
About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately $475 million. Founded 63 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than $615 million in communities worldwide. In 2014, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than $22 million to nonprofit organisations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships to improve the environment and educate tomorrow's leaders for careers in manufacturing and engineering. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa's thousands of employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the Company's signature Month of Service program, in 2014, 58 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1,000 events across 24 countries, benefiting more than 700,000 people and 500 nonprofit organisations.
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