Evonik Corp. Steps Up for Sandy Relief
Parsippany-based firm donates $10K for township responders, calling it a "token of gratitude."
Following Superstorm Sandy’s destruction, Parsippany-based Evonik Corporation has donated $10,000 to help with disaster relief efforts.
The corporation, a specialty chemical company that creates essential ingredients for every day life, has given $5,000 to the Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad and $5,000 to the Parsippany Rescue & Recovery Unit.
“Our donation is a token of gratitude to the men and women who risked their lives to protect our community and employees,” said Dr. Peter Knopf, Evonik's vice president and head of regional services. “The Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad and the Parsippany Rescue & Recovery Unit played a critical role in ensuring citizens’ safety and providing recovery assistance following Hurricane Sandy. We appreciate their hard work and dedication to our community, and hope Evonik’s donation will help support their continuing efforts. This was a truly devastating storm and our prayers go out to everyone who was affected.”
Sandy, the largest tropical storm recorded in the Atlantic, landed Oct. 29 last year anf left a destroyed Jersey Shore, damage to homes and businesses throughout this state (and others) and more than 100 deaths. The storm is estimated to have caused billions of dollars in property damage and lost business, making it one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the U.S.
“Corporate citizenship is the cornerstone of Evonik’s operations,” said Tom Bates, president of Evonik Corporation, a specialty chemical company that creates essential ingredients for everyday life. “Evonik is actively involved in helping make the quality of life in local communities better by participating in non-profit, charitable and community organizations. We appreciate the emergency responders’ dedication and commitment to the protection and care of our employees and neighbors. This is our chance to give back to the community.”
Evonik’s Parsippany office is the administrative center in North America and is home to many business and business services functions. The Par-Troy facility is actively involved with local, nonprofit charitable and civic organizations. Employees annually sponsor fundraising drives benefitting the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the March for Dimes.
In recent years, Evonik has provided relief and direct rebuilding efforts following natural disasters such as hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike on the U.S. Gulf Coast, as well as tsunami and earthquakes in Asia Pacific.