Solaris Paper

Apr 23, 2020

Solaris Paper’s Mercury Paper Operations Donates Needed COVID-19 Relief Supplies

April 22, 2020 (Strasburg, VA) – Mercury Paper, a production business unit of Solaris Paper, Inc. has donated over $30,000.00 worth of supplies to healthcare workers and those in need this week in response to the demand for the products during the fight to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the region. Theses supplies include toilet paper, facial tissue and paper towels.

“We have been a part of this community for over 10 years now and value the people, the culture and the area,” said Adam Boulware, Director of Manufacturing Operations at Mercury Paper. “We are fortunate to be able to provide help during this challenging time and do so with gratitude to the community.”

The supplies will be given directly to Valley Health, with surplus going to United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley (NSV), which will distribute the essentials to nonprofits that serve veterans and others who have struggled to find and afford necessities.

“It’s gratifying that Mercury Paper has donated so much of its product to help meet the needs in our regional community due to economic and supply chain challenges posed by COVID-19,” said Mark Hurlburt, Valley Health Director of Distribution for Materials Management. “Valley Health will use these supplies and coordinate with our partners at the United Way to make sure these essential items go to Shenandoah Valley families most in need.”

“We are working with our vast network of partner agencies to deploy supplies when they become available,” said Nadine Pottinga, President and CEO of United Way NSV. “In addition to these resources, we’ve been providing funds to local non-profits to help them meet the needs of the community through our COVID-19 Relief Fund.”

“We are all stretched thin during this stressful time,” said Vice Mayor Scott Terndrup, who has led the Strasburg Town Council effort on connecting social services to members of the community. “But we are working to do all we can through partnerships with businesses and nonprofits to ensure that folks in Strasburg can access what they need to live in a healthy and safe manner during this time.”

Mercury Paper management and Solaris Paper are committed to participating in the everyday life and activities of Shenandoah Valley organizations as a community partner.

For additional information on or to donate to the United Way NSV Relief Fund, go to https://www.unitedwaynsv.org/covidrelieffund.

Solaris Paper®, Inc. (SPI) is a U.S. based manufacturer of premium quality towel and tissue products for the North American Away-From-Home commercial marketplace. SPI’s products are made from virgin Rapidly Renewable Fiber, which produces a whiter, brighter, softer and greener product. SPI is dedicated to a sustainable business model. Our commitment applies to the full scope of our operations, starting with our primary strategic supply partner Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) through end-of product life scenarios. Solaris Paper’s family of products currently includes LoCor® Advanced Dispensing Systems, LoCor®, Livi® VPG and Livi® VPG Select Towel and Tissue. To learn more about Solaris Paper, please visit SolarisPaper.com.

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