Georgia-Pacific helps boost United Way efforts in Putnam County

PALATKA, Fla. — Georgia-Pacific and United Way of St. Johns, which serves both Putnam and St. Johns County, have again teamed up to help make a positive impact for people across Putnam County.

Palatka Mill leaders recently joined local United Way President & CEO Melissa Nelson and Community Impact Director Jenny Harvey to present a $10,000 contribution that will directly aid Putnam County needs.

“Georgia-Pacific is proud to partner with United Way as they support critical life-improving needs in our community, which includes everything from education to healthcare,” explained Mike Griffith, GP manufacturing vice president and Palatka Mill manager. “We appreciate the focus United Way brings to delivering vital services and opportunities to improve quality of life for the residents of Putnam County.”

Griffith presented the check on behalf of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, which works to support strong, healthy communities through a focus on education, community enrichment, entrepreneurship and environmental stewardship.

“The GP contribution will help continue to build and grow our services within Putnam County,” Nelson said. “We all have a stake in creating and sustaining healthy, prosperous communities – and we are grateful to have GP’s continued support in that mission.”


Photo: United Way-SJC Community Impact Director Jenny Harvey and United Way-SJC President & CEO Melissa Nelson accept a $10,000 gift from Georgia-Pacific Palatka Mill Manager Mike Griffith. The funds will directly support UW charitable work in Putnam County.