FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2013
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Contact: Scott Bird
Gerdau recently purchased and packed 30 boxes of food, each containing a complete Thanksgiving meal large enough to feed up to six people, in support of Knox Area Rescue Ministries’ (KARM) “Baskets of Hope” community food giveaway initiative.
Baskets of Hope Thanksgiving baskets are “adopted” by individuals and businesses in the community, who shop, fill and decorate the boxes before delivering them to KARM for distribution to area families in need. In addition to providing the donations, Gerdau employees will help KARM distribute baskets to hundreds of people on Sunday, Nov. 24.
“We’re always glad to have an opportunity to give back to our community,” said Johnny Miller, vice president and general manager of the Gerdau steel mill in Knoxville. “We appreciate KARM’s dedication to providing for those less fortunate, and are honored to join them in this holiday tradition.”
Gerdau has a robust social responsibility program that focuses on providing community support in the locations where it operates.
Gerdau is the leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special long steel in the world. It has over 45,000 employees and industrial operations in 14 countries with operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, which together represent an installed capacity of over 25 million metric tons of steel per year. It is the largest recycler in Latin America and around the world it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. Gerdau is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York, and Madrid and has around 140,000 shareholders.
For more information, visit http://www.gerdau.com/longsteel.