By Fred Stimpson, President, Canfor Southern Pine
One of the many ways Canfor helps to strengthen our communities is to support organizations and initiatives that provide health and wellness benefits to our employees, their families and their communities. When we learned that hospitals in rural Georgia are facing a financial crisis, including the hospitals that serve all three of our Georgia-based operations, we were compelled to lend our support.
Since hospitals are a key component to keeping our communities healthy and strong, Canfor proudly donated a total of $60,000 that is shared amongst three hospitals: Wills Memorial in Washington, GA; Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, GA; and John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA.
Each hospital is located in a community with a Canfor operation and we are pleased to support each hospital’s ability to provide much-needed care to our employees and all those who live in these communities. Our donation will go towards keeping the Wills Memorial emergency room open, help pay for construction costs associated with Colquitt Regional Medical Center’s newly opened Cancer Center, and to go towards technology upgrades and nurse recruitment at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital.
Canfor believes strongly in not only being a steward of the environment, but also in being a steward of the communities where we operate. To learn more about how Canfor gives back to our communities, visit our Community Giving section of our website.
One of the three donations included John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA. Canfor Thomasville Plant employees pictured include: David Johnson, James Martin, Jason Lane, Tim Freeman, Drake Robertson, Gregory Robinson, Terence Jordan, James Thurman, Trace Wilson, Herman Hadley, Jr., Bruce Elliott, Rodney Whitley, Bridgette Key, Wes Grant and Bryant Beadles.
Washington Plant Manger Warren Newsome and all of our Washington employees present Wills Memorial Hospital CEO Tracie Haughey with our donation.