Weyerhaeuser donates $100,000 for storm relief

The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation has awarded $100,000 in direct cash donations to support relief and rebuilding efforts in areas of Washington and Oregon affected by storms earlier this month, the company announced Dec. 20.

Five relief organizations in five counties will receive donations for emergency disaster relief: United Way of Lewis County, Wash. ($40,000); American Red Cross, Lewis County ($20,000); American Red Cross, Oregon Trails Chapter ($20,000 for relief activities in Clatsop and Tillamook counties, Ore.); and Coastal Community Action Program ($20,000 donation for relief activities in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties, Wash.).

The cash donations will aid the hardest hit communities, providing shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.

"It is important for us to offer help to communities affected by the storm," said Karen M. Johnson, president of the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation. "Weyerhaeuser operates in all these communities, and our thoughts are with everyone who is struggling to recover."

Federal Way, Wash.-based Weyerhaeuser owns more than 2 million acres of forests and employs more than 11,000 people in Washington and Oregon, including the heavily impacted communities in the five-county area.