Participation by Weyerhaeuser associates in the Upshur County Youth Football program netted a $5,000 donation from the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund - Making Waves.
Nine volunteers assisted with various duties during the season from being a coach or team mom to helping out in the concession stand logging in more than 865 hours. These volunteers applied for a Making Waves grant based on the hours they and others volunteered in the community event.
"We (volunteers) enjoy being able to provide the community with assistance. Youth football is a wonderful program for our children, helping them develop physical skills as well as teaching them the importance of teamwork," said Making Waves team leader Melinda Cutright.
Lisa Cutlip of Buckhannon Youth Football receives a donation from Melinda Cutright of the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund.
Weyerhaeuser's Making Waves program provides a framework in which associates, working with community nonprofit organizations, can pledge their time, energy and skills to volunteer projects. The Making Waves program has two components, project pledges and cash donations. A volunteer team, which includes at least three Weyerhaeuser employees volunteering at least 50 hours on a project, can request a cash donation for the nonprofit organization of their selection. Making Waves grants are funded through the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation.
The mission of the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund is to improve the quality of life in the communities where Weyerhaeuser has a presence where Weyerhaeuser employees work, live and play.