For more than 20 years, Western Oregon Region employees have proven to be community leaders through their support of ACCESS, a non-profit serving Jackson County since 1976. Boise Cascade’s support of ACCESS’ mission to feed, warm and shelter those most in need has equated to providing more than 1,247,000 nutritious meals! ACCESS recently recognized this accomplishment in the local press and on social media. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
The partnership of two decades was forged from a tragedy. In the fall of 1998, Boise Cascade’s Medford plywood plant suffered a devastating fire that displaced its 450 employees. While the company rebuilt, ACCESS stepped in to help Boise Cascade employees get through a difficult time by providing food, energy assistance and other essential resources. Since then, the employees never forgot the help they received from ACCESS. They have supported ACCESS through volunteer hours, fundraising and through generous corporate support. Annually, they hold food and fund drives, donate hundreds of Shoe Box gifts for seniors who would otherwise go without Christmas gifts, participate in the Adopt-a-Senior for the holidays program and provide corporate funding as major event sponsors.
“Boise Cascade is a proud partner of ACCESS. As a company, we support community organizations that our employees are passionate about, and in Jackson County, ACCESS is that organization,” says Region Manager John White. Boise Cascade’s support of ACCESS’ mission to feed, warm and shelter those most in need has equated to providing more than 1,247,000 nutritious meals to feed those struggling with food insecurity throughout Jackson County. Their level of support also equates to providing 57,405 pieces of medical equipment to seniors, to people with disabilities and to those recovering from surgery. It represents providing 1,039 households with energy assistance to keep people warm.
The impact of their commitment to community is articulated best by the people touched by their generosity. One senior shared with us, “It was the only gift I received that Christmas. This is such a great thing ACCESS is doing—it truly lifted my spirits.” ACCESS could not be more grateful to Boise Cascade and its employees’ support and dedication to helping build community.