Sonoco Helps Red Cross Deal with Disasters During Pandemic

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

In order to offset the extraordinary challenges to the American Red Cross of South Carolina’s mission of responding to disasters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonoco is donating $40,000 dollars to the organization.

The 2020 Hurricane Season is predicted to be the busiest season on record, and as the American Red Cross of South Carolina works to prepare for disasters of any kind, this gift and partnership will help meet the needs of the communities in South Carolina.

Sonoco also is supporting the Red Cross response to the historic wildfires along the West Coast. With millions of acres burned, the Red Cross of South Carolina continues to send resources to support. This donation will help the response and recovery efforts of those that continue to watch their communities burn.
“This has been a very difficult time for everyone in South Carolina and around the country as large disasters continue to occur,” said Rod Tolbert, the regional CEO of the Red Cross of South Carolina. “As we adapt to this COVID-19 environment, our team continues to work hard to respond to those in need across our state and our neighbors in other regions.

“We are so appreciative of Sonoco and their generous donation and commitment to partner with us to better our communities and make them more resilient. Partners, like Sonoco, are vital during this challenging time.”

Howard Coker, Sonoco’s president and chief executive officer, said the company is honored to help where it can.

“At Sonoco, our guiding principle is about Doing the Right Thing,” Coker said. “Our commitment to doing the right thing naturally extends to the communities where our associates live and work.”