Doe Run Employees Drive Efforts to Give Back to Local Communities
3 Mar 2015
ST. LOUIS (March 3, 2015) – Supporting local communities through donations of time, talent and money is a part of The Doe Run Company’s (Doe Run) culture. In the past year, the company donated nearly 2,500 hours to community events ranging from health fairs to fundraisers. In addition, employees raised more than $16,000 and donated funds or items to support food drives and provide holiday cheer to local families and those serving in the military.
The Disabled Citizens Alliance for Independence (DCAI) is one organization benefitting from a food drive conducted by Doe Run’s Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO). DCAI, an organization that works to equip and empower disabled citizens to live independently, operates in Iron, Washington, Dent, Reynolds and St. Francois counties. In addition, employees at Doe Run’s Resource Recycling facility in Boss, Missouri, donated items to a local food pantry, which serves meals to approximately 2,000 people a month.
“Our employees embrace the company’s commitment to its community by organizing or participating in community and charitable events throughout the year,” says Mark Coomes, vice president, human resources and community relations at Doe Run. “Whether they participate by providing gifts for families at the holidays, or by supporting charity runs, food drives or school supplies donations, our employees enjoy connecting with the local community through donations and volunteer time.”
Resource Recycling employees also donated $2,500 to various backpack programs in five southeast Missouri communities. These programs send home school supplies, clothing or food in students’ backpacks to provide assistance to families in need. Recipients included Salem Upper Elementary, Lesterville Elementary, Bunker Elementary, Steelville Elementary and Viburnum Elementary. This is the fifth year Resource Recycling employees donated to local backpack programs.
Additional employee-led charitable contributions included:
- SEMO employees provided gifts and other necessities for 10 adopted families from Iron, Washington, Dent, Reynolds and Crawford counties.
- Employees at Doe Run’s Fletcher Mine sent care packages to military personnel serving overseas during the holidays as part of the “Support the Troops” program.
- In Herculaneum, employees contributed to the Herculaneum United Methodist Church to fill food baskets for local families.
- Employees at Doe Run’s corporate headquarters in St. Louis donated $5,500 to United Way of Greater St. Louis to benefit a variety of nonprofit organizations.
- Corporate employees also collected 231 pairs of shoes for Shoeman Water Projects, which exports shoes to developing countries and uses the proceeds to fund clean water projects around the world.
About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit www.doerun.com and sustainability.doerun.com.