Buzzi Unicem donates $25,000 to United Way
Monday, January 18, 2021
Buzzi Unicem Plant Manager Tim Menke (left) presents a $25,000 check to United Way board member Abbigail Sampson and United Way Executive Director Chris Flegal. The money is going toward United Way’s COVID-19 Community Relief Fund.
The new year continues to be dominated by COVID-19 and its impacts being felt by families across the community. Buzzi Unicem recently stepped up to help and made a $25,000 donation to the United Way of Putnam County.
The gift is being invested in the United Way’s COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, which helps support the immediate needs of Putnam County residents who have been affected by the health and economic consequences of the pandemic.
Buzzi CEO Massimo Toso explained in a letter that the United Way was selected due to their, “significant efforts to alleviate the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak on the individuals and families in our community.”
“We are so thankful for heroes like Buzzi who’s generosity is making it possible for our United Way to improve the lives of Putnam County families who need help during COVID-19,” United Way board member Abbigail Sampson noted. “This is life-changing work and we are excited to celebrate the fruits of Buzzi’s impact as we invest these dollars to meet the increasing demand for help.”
Last year, the United Way invested over $157,000 to meet the immediate needs of Putnam County residents who have fallen behind due to the pandemic. This funding is supporting their health, education and financial stability during this time.