Menasha Corporation Announces $55,209 Raised For Relief Efforts In Haiti

2/3/2010

NEENAH, WI...

 Menasha Corporation today announced that its shareholders and employees raised $30,209 during a two-week internal campaign to aid the residents of Haiti who were affected by the devastating earthquake that occurred on January 12.  The Menasha Corporation Foundation pledged to match gifts up to $25,000, which will bring the total donation to $55,209 for the American Red Cross’ disaster relief efforts in Haiti.

“We are extremely proud of the response from our shareholders and employees and believe that we have truly reached out to the Haitians and shown them that the rest of the world cares about their plight,” said Menasha Corporation Foundation President Ralph L. Evans.  “The disaster was brought closer to us at Menasha because two employees at our Fairfield, NJ, operation had family members who were visiting or living in the Port-Au-Prince area at the time of the earthquake.  After several days of desperately trying to reach family members, fortunately everyone was found to be safe.”

The Menasha Corporation Foundation has responded similarly to past disasters by providing matching funds for its shareholders’ and employees’ donations to relief efforts for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

 

About the Menasha Corporation Foundation

The Menasha Corporation Foundation is an independent grant-making organization serving the philanthropic interests of Menasha Corporation, Neenah, Wisc.  Menasha Corporation’s founder, Elisha D. Smith, was a visionary and philanthropist who supported benevolent endeavors and educational institutions that reached far beyond the company’s hometown in Menasha, Wisc.  In 1953, Menasha Corporation’s philanthropic efforts were organized into a Foundation.