Graduation week: Tickets, traffic; Eastman makes COVID-19 donations | Local News


At both events, officers and attendants will be on hand to assist with parking.

Eastman Foundation? makes donations

Eastman Foundation, an arm of the company that has two facilities in the Martinsville area, awarded grants totaling $40,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Blue Ridge, Grace Network, Henry County Food Pantry and YMCA in Henry County to address COVID-19 relief efforts.

The company said in a release that he donation is part of a commitment by Eastman Foundation to contribute $1 million toward supporting global relief efforts in 2021 as organizations continue to work through the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in their communities. The goal is to address the growing gap between the need for essential resources by the most vulnerable and underserved populations and the capacity of communities to meet those needs.

“We are committed to being a good corporate citizen in the Martinsville and Henry County communities,” Erin Packwood, human resource manager at Eastman’s Martinsville facilities, said in the release. “Often when we talk about safety at Eastman, we use the phrase ‘Because we care, we choose to act, so everyone is safe.’ That same care extends to supporting our communities and partnering with organizations that are choosing to act because they care. We are proud to work with Boys & Girls Club, Food Pantry, Grace Network and YMCA as they help those in our community facing the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and much more, each and every day.”



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