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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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Catholic Charities Terre Haute Executive Director (left) John Etling accepts a donation from Bemis Polyethylene Packaging Division Human Resources Director Bob Fieck, and Executive Administrative Assistant for Bemis Polyethylene Packaging Division Ashlea Garofola. Courtesy Photo.
* Bemis makes large donation to Catholic Charities Food Bank

In keeping with a 150-year-old tradition, Bemis Company, Inc., Foundation recently made a $5,000 donation to Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank.

The donation will be used to feed hungry families in Clay, Greene, Knox, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties.

Established in 1973, Catholic Charities Terre Haute operates several programs in the Terre Haute area, including Bethany House, a homeless shelter, Ryves Youth Center at Etling Hall, a safe-haven for at-risk youth; Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank, distributing nearly two million pounds of food annually to member agencies; The Household Exchange, distributing near-new and gently used household goods; and the Christmas Store, providing children, youth and families a merrier Christmas.

Catholic Charities Terre Haute is funded by corporate, foundation and private donations.

For more information or to schedule an interview, call 812-232-1447 or log on to www.CatholicCharitiesTerreHaute.org.


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The Bemis "strikers" should also donate to this charity as they exhausted the food supply last summer.

-- Posted by bo123 on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 5:27 AM

Iwas hoping a nice jesture could be just that. Usually at Bemis the people on the floor also contribute. Since the strike 77 people did not make it back in they were layed off and still are. A 12 hour department went to 8 hours a week and there have been other circumstances. I am sure that money though has been contributed from workers but not show boating. A little here a little there. Maybe the line crossers could make up the difference of the layed off employees that never got back in the door. I think it was a very good thing for Bemis and they have done this in the past so let it be. Better things for 2010. Lets go on.

-- Posted by ichmhuh09 on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 8:56 PM

WE HAVE GAVE TO THE FOOD BANK OVER THE LAST 53 YEARS, EVERY WEEK MOST OF US GIVE TO THE UNITED WAY THAT HELPS 39 AGENCIES IN THE WABASH VALLEY. I THINK THE UNION EMPLOYEES GIVE ABOUT $39,000 A YEAR. BEMIS MATCHES THE EMPLOYEES DONATIONS AND THEY TAKE THE CREDIT.

-- Posted by Kirk Smith on Fri, Jan 15, 2010, at 12:15 PM


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