April 22, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle Bixler
Director of Community Development
540-394-8020 (not for publication)
Strasburg, Va. – Mercury Paper is donating over $27,000 worth of supplies to healthcare workers and those in need this week in response to the demand for the products during the fight to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the region. The supplies include toilet paper, facial tissue and paper towels, totaling over 65 pallets.
“We have been a part of this community for over 10 years now and value the people, the culture and the area,” said Adam Boulware, Director of Manufacturing Operations at Mercury Paper. “We are fortunate to be able to provide help during this challenging time and do so with gratitude to the community.”
The supplies will be given directly to Valley Health, with surplus going to United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley (NSV), which will distribute the essentials to nonprofits that serve veterans and others who have struggled to find and afford necessities.
“It’s gratifying that Mercury Paper has donated so much of its product to help meet the needs in our regional community due to economic and supply chain challenges posed by COVID-19,” said Mark Hurlburt, Valley Health Director of Distribution for Materials Management. “Valley Health will use these supplies and coordinate with our partners at the United Way to make sure these essential items go to Shenandoah Valley families most in need.” “We are working with our vast network of partner agencies to deploy supplies when they become available,” said Nadine Pottinga, President and CEO of United Way NSV. “In addition to these resources, we’ve been providing funds to local non-profits to help them meet the needs of the community through our COVID-19 Relief Fund.”
“We are all stretched thin during this stressful time,” said Vice Mayor Scott Terndrup, who has led the Strasburg Town Council effort on connecting social services to members of the community. “But we are working to do all we can through partnerships with businesses and nonprofits to ensure that folks in Strasburg can access what they need to live in a healthy and safe manner during this time.”
Mercury Paper, Inc., with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, is a rapidly growing bath tissue, paper towels and facial tissue products company located in Strasburg, Virginia. The company’s goal is to become one of the leading producers of paper products in North America. Mercury Paper promotes environmental awareness and is conscientious when it comes to sourcing raw materials, process efficiency, minimizing waste and managing the supply chain.
Mercury Paper management is committed to participating in the everyday life and activities of Shenandoah Valley organizations as a community partner.
For additional information on or to donate to the United Way NSV Relief Fund, go to https://www.unitedwaynsv.org/covidrelieffund.