Dow donates $325,000 to United Way
Published 12:00 am Monday, December 19, 2005
TAFT — Employees at St. Charles Operations donated $260,000 to the United Way through individual contributions and site events such as the golf tournament and the jambalaya cook-off during the 2005 campaign.
Along with the company contribution, Dow and its employees will donate a total $325,000 to the United Way – money that will directly benefit the local communities in this area.
Dow employees showed great enthusiasm and participation in the campaign, especially in light of the recent storms, resulting in a significant contribution for local communities. There was an 11 percent increase in employees who were leadership givers – employees at the site who donated $1,000 per year or more!
Tony Barre, St. Charles Operations United Way Campaign Chair, said, “I would like to thank all the employees who contributed to this very worthwhile cause so that United Way agencies can continue to help our community. I would also like to thank all the employees who donated their time and talent to make this year’s United Way campaign a success. Through individual contributions and volunteer participation in site events, including the golf tournament and the jambalaya cook-off, St. Charles Operations employees truly opened their hearts and demonstrated that we can make a difference in our community.”
Nawzer Parakh, St. Charles Operations Site Leader, applauded the efforts of St. Charles Operations employees that made this a successful campaign.
“Our generous and caring employees make this sort of amazing gift to the community possible. Because of the people at St. Charles Operations, the community – our friends and neighbors – will greatly benefit from this donation,” Parakh said.