Iowa Fertilizer makes First Corporate Donation to Fort Madison Area United Way
JAN. 7, 2014 (Fort Madison, Iowa)- Iowa Fertilizer made its first corporate donation to the Fort Madison Area United Way. Iowa Fertilizer employees pledged $3,210 through payroll deductions and cash donations. The company matched the employee contributions for a total donation of $6,420 to the United Way.
This donation is reflective of the voluntary giving of Iowa Fertilizer employees. Iowa Fertilizer is a $1.8 billion project that will create more than 2,500 construction jobs and employ more than 165 permanent employees when construction is complete in late 2015.
“As it is the season of giving, Iowa Fertilizer is very happy to make this contribution to the Fort Madison Area United Way to aid its efforts to support those in need in our community,” said Shawn Rana, President of Iowa Fertilizer. “Southeast Iowa is home to our employees and their families. Donations to area organizations directly benefit our neighbors and that is important to us.”
“Without donations from organizations, such as Iowa Fertilizer, the United Way would not be able to serve those in need in our community. We look forward to a growing partnership with Iowa Fertilizer in the years to come,” said Fort Madison Area United Way Executive Director Sarah Crabtree.
The Fort Madison Area United Way is focused on supporting the education, financial stability and health of Fort Madison and our surrounding communities. Donations to the Fort Madison Area United Way have recently supported hundreds of families in need of shelter and employment, community activities for children, coupons for the winterization of homes and local news sources for the hearing impaired.