2017 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade Grant Application Period Now Open

Applications are now being accepted through July 7 for the 2017 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade™ grant program. These grants support fire departments that serve in Georgia-Pacific facility communities and are the company’s way of giving back to the departments that keep their families, homes, and workplaces safe.

Since the program began in 2006, Georgia-Pacific has awarded over $2 million to local fire departments though cash grants and safety education materials. Grants help departments fund needed equipment, resources, and programming. In addition, Georgia-Pacific provides all grant applicants with a complimentary one-year Department Membership to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC).

“Georgia-Pacific is an outstanding example of how a company can give back to the men and women who protect our communities,” said NVFC Chair Kevin D. Quinn. “Many community fire departments struggle to find the funding needed to properly equip and train their personnel. We are proud to partner with Georgia-Pacific in their efforts to provide local fire departments with the tools and resources they need to effectively and safely do their jobs.”

To be eligible for a grant, departments must be located within 30 miles of a Georgia-Pacific facility. Grant awards range between $1,000-$10,000 and can be used to fund a variety of necessities, including turnout gear, breathing apparatus, water pumps, hoses and nozzles, and more. 

“Georgia-Pacific stands by our nation’s firefighters and emergency personnel,” said Curley Dossman, President, Georgia-Pacific Foundation. “Approximately 70 percent of these heroes are volunteers, many of whom serve departments that don’t have adequate funding to provide their personnel with the resources they need. We are honored to give back to these dedicated individuals, who selflessly serve to protect our communities, employees, and facilities.” 

Learn more about the program, find facility locations, and apply by July 7 at www.gpbucketbrigade.com. For questions, contact GPBucketBrigade@gapac.com

 

About Georgia-Pacific

Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly, and creates nearly 92,000 jobs indirectly. Founded in 1958, the Georgia-Pacific Foundation has four key investment areas: education, community enrichment, environment, and entrepreneurship. For more information on the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, visit www.gp.com/Company/Community/Foundation

Reminder: Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade Grant Applications Due August 13

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There is still time to apply for a grant through the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade program. Eligible departments must be located in a community that has a Georgia-Pacific facility or where Georgia-Pacific employees reside. The grants can be used to purchase needed equipment and gear for your department. The deadline is August 13, so apply today to make sure you don’t miss this opportunity.

The Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade is a national program that recognizes firefighters in communities that have Georgia-Pacific facilities for their contributions in making their communities, homes, and workplaces safer. The program supports volunteer and small-town fire departments through monetary grants for equipment, resources, and programming, as well as safety education materials for use in local schools. Grants have been used to fund a variety of necessities, including turnout gear, extrication equipment, vehicle repairs or purchases, water pumps, hoses and nozzles, programming initiatives, and more.

Since 2006, the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade program has contributed more than $500,000 to rural and small-town fire departments across the U.S. In 2009, Georgia-Pacific awarded a total of $167,000 in grants to 24 departments. In addition, Georgia-Pacific provided all applicants with a complimentary year-long department membership in the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC).

Contact your local Georgia-Pacific facility to obtain the Bucket Brigade grant application form. To view a listing of Georgia-Pacific communities, visit www.gp.com/FacilityDirectory/index.html. Find more information at www.gp.com/aboutus/bucketbrigade/index.html or contact gpbucketbrigade@gapac.com.

About Georgia-Pacific
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose, and related chemicals. The company employs more than 45,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North America, South America, and Europe. The familiar consumer tissue brands of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Sparkle®, Soft ‘n Gentle®, Mardi Gras®, So-Dri®, and Vanity Fair®. Dixie Consumer Products LLC, a Georgia-Pacific company, manufactures the Dixie® brand of tabletop products. Georgia-Pacific has long been among the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers, with brands such as Plytanium® plywood, DryPly® water repellent plywood, Ply-Bead® panels, and Wood I Beam™ joists offered by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC and DensArmor Plus® interior drywall, DensGlass™ Exterior Sheathing, and ToughRock® wallboard offered by Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC. For more information, visit www.gp.com.