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Gerdau mill in Cartersville donates $10,500 to Advocates for Children
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Employees at the Gerdau steel mill in Cartersville, Ga., presented a check for $10,500 to Advocates for Children on Monday, July 16. The money was raised at company’s sixth sporting clays tournament in support of the organization, which operates a children’s shelter and provides support for families in the Cartersville area. The tournament was held on April 13 at the Floyd County Wildlife Club in Rome, Ga.
“We had 72 people come out this year to support this wonderful cause,” said Jim Christina, vice president and general manager at the Gerdau mill in Cartersville mill. “It’s really a win-win scenario for everyone involved. Our employees have a great time and we are able to help kids in need through Advocates for Children.”
The partnership between Gerdau and Advocates for Children dates back to 2002. Over the years, employees have organized and participated in several fundraising events benefiting the organization, including the Allen Silkwood Memorial Golf Tournament and the Duck Derby.
Last year, the Cartersville mill received the Recognition in Community Involvement Award from the Steel Manufactures Association, a national industry organization, recognizing employees for their volunteer work and commitment to Advocates for Children.
Gerdau’s work with Advocates for Children serves a reflection of the company’s commitment to the community, one of the five pillars of its social responsibility program. Other pillars of the program include education, health and wellness, history and culture, and affordable housing.
Gerdau is the leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special long steel in the world. It has more than 45,000 employees and industrial operations in 14 countries with operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, which together represent an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel per year. Gerdau is the largest recycler in Latin America and around the world and transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. Gerdau is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York and Madrid and has approximately 140,000 shareholders.
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