May 25, 2011 NEWS RELEASE
PotashCorp Contributes $500,000 to Red Cross
For Joplin Relief Efforts
The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce the PotashCorp of Saskatchewan Inc. will donate $500,000 to the Regional chapter, to support relief efforts in Joplin. PotashCorp owns and operates a feed phosphate operation in the small community of 50,000.
“This natural disaster hits close to home,” said PotashCorp President and CEO Bill Doyle. “In the wake of the devastation, our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors in Joplin and we hope that our contribution helps bring comfort at this difficult time.”
In addition to the $500,000 contribution, PotashCorp employees’ donations to relief efforts in Joplin will be match dollar-for-dollar through PotashCorp’s Employee Matching Gift program.
“We are so grateful for this donation. It will make a huge difference in the recovery of those devastated by the tornado. In the midst of such pain, suffering and loss, it is uplifting to see a company step forward to do all they can to alleviate that pain,” said Debi Meeds, Regional CEO of the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross.
PotashCorp’s donation follows significant commitments to relief efforts in China and Myanmar in 2008, Haiti and Chile in 2010, New Zealand in 2011, and most recently in Japan.
A special check presentation will take place today at 11:00 a.m. at the Red Cross Joplin office located at 410 S. Jackson St. Doug Engel, Plant Manager from PotashCorp, 301 State Line Ave in Joplin, will be there to present the check to Debi Meeds, Executive Director of the Chapter.
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. is the world’s largest fertilizer enterprise by capacity producing the three primary plant nutrients and a leading supplier to three distinct market categories: agriculture, with the largest capacity in the world in potash, third largest in each of nitrogen and phosphate; animal nutrition, with the world’s largest capacity in phosphate feed ingredients: and industrial chemicals, as the largest global producer of industrial nitrogen products and the world’s largest capacity for production of purified industrial phosphoric acid. PotashCorp’s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.
You can help people affected by disasters, like the recent Missouri floods, by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of all disasters. You may also call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or mail your donation, to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online donation by visiting www.redcross.org.
American Red Cross
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO 65803
417-832-9500, ext. 107
Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.
For more information go to www.redcross.org