To aid humanitarian efforts in LP’s communities, donations support PPE for frontline healthcare workers and food relief
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 6, 2020) – LP Building Solutions (LP), a leader in high-performance building products, and the LP Foundation announce donations to frontline organizations working to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The LP Foundation, the charitable giving arm of LP that supports deserving nonprofits and matches employee giving, donated $50,000 to support healthcare workers and relieve hunger in the company’s home city of Nashville.
A $25,000 donation went to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s COVID-19 Caregiver Support Fund. This money will provide doctors, nurses and hospital staff with housing when they are unable to go home for fear of spreading the virus to their families, child care as they work long hours and extended shifts, and personal protective equipment (PPE) so they can stay healthy while helping others.
A second $25,000 donation went to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to help feed those affected by the pandemic, including senior citizens and families with school-aged children who have lost up to two meals a day due to school closures.
Additionally, LP mills across the U.S. and Canada have sent PPE donations to local healthcare systems, hospitals and first responders. These teams assessed their stocks of N95 masks, gloves, Tychem suits and hoods, and other PPE and cleaning supplies to identify items they could donate. To date, LP mills have made donations to the following recipients:
- Cullman Regional Medical Center (Cullman, Alabama)
- Dickinson County Healthcare System (Iron Mountain, Michigan)
- Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center (Two Harbors, Minnesota)
- Golden and District Search and Rescue Association (Golden, British Columbia)
- Hardin Memorial Health Medical Group – Bardstown Family Medical Center (Bardstown, Kentucky)
- Helen Newberry Joy Hospital & Healthcare Center (Newberry, Michigan)
- Katahdin Valley Health Center (Houlton, Maine)
- Mountain View Assisted Living (Golden, British Columbia)
- Swan Valley Health Center (Swan Valley, Manitoba)
- Lake View Hospital (Two Harbors, Minnesota)
“We need this equipment to help protect our doctors and nurses and patients and staff from this COVID-19 pandemic,” said Hardin Memorial Health Medical Group – Bardstown Family Medical Center physician Holly McCoy. “LP heard about our needs and immediately sprang into action, sending us masks and gloves and gowns. It’s wonderful to see one community helping out another like this.”
“LP is committed to building a better world,” said LP Chief Executive Officer Brad Southern. “While that starts with safeguarding the health and safety of our employees, we also have an obligation to help our communities. The coronavirus pandemic is hitting our healthcare workers and those most vulnerable especially hard. I’m proud of our mills and the LP Foundation for stepping up to support COVID-19 relief efforts and encourage everyone who can to lend a helping hand.”
LP has a longstanding history of product, supply and monetary donations in the wake of natural disasters in its communities. Most recently, LP and the LP Foundation contributed to relief efforts following the devastating March 2020 tornados that ripped through Middle Tennessee. LP also provided its OSB product to protect storm-damaged homes until repairs and rebuilding work could begin. “The COVID-19 crisis necessitates that same commitment to our communities, and we are proud to help,” said Southern.
Visit lpcorp.com/covid-19 to learn more about LP’s response to COVID-19, including measures to safeguard the health of its employees, customers and suppliers.