Louisiana Pacific donates $2,000 to Houlton Southside School

15 years ago

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

    HOULTON — Students from Southside School in Houlton are now a little bit warmer this winter thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Louisiana Pacific Foundation.
    “The LP Foundation is very pleased to present $2,000 to Houlton Southside School to purchase jackets, hats, mittens and boots for children of need,” said Elena Howes, accounting manager. “This [donation] is a great way to make sure children in our community receive appropriate winter clothing, especially with the heightened flu season this year.”
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CHARITABLE DONATION — Louisiana Pacific donated $2,000 to Houlton Southside School to help purchase jackets and other items of winter clothing for needy students at the school. Making the presention are, from left, Sandi Morris, accounting assistant at LP; Jason Tarr, Houlton Southside School principal; and Elena Howes, accounting manager at LP.

    According to Ryan Bushey, human resource manager for Louisiana Pacific, “LP is committed to building community in the places where our employees and customers live and work — building good relationships with our neighbors, sharing our time and expertise, and making charitable contributions of products and cash.”
    The LP Foundation is the charitable arm of Louisiana Pacific Corporation and matches 100 percent of employee contributions up to $1,000 per employee to support qualified non-profit organizations and public schools. In addition, certain municipal, county, state and federal entities are eligible for funding.
    “It [the grant] certainly means a lot to our Southside community,” principal Jason Tarr said. “We can use it for clothing for any needy child. Our staff will bring forth names of students who may be in need of assistance. In light of these tough economic times, this grant will be very helpful.”