INVISTA donates $15k to United Way for Hurricane Harvey flood relief

Published 10:36 am Saturday, November 4, 2017

Special to The Leader


INVISTA’s site in Orange has donated $15,000 to the United Way of Orange County to assist with Hurricane Harvey flood recovery efforts.

“The United Way of Orange County is extremely grateful for INVISTA,” said Maureen McAllister, United Way president and CEO. “They have been a community partner for many years, and they really stepped up to help in a time when it’s needed most by providing a special hurricane recovery grant.

“Orange County was devastated by Harvey, with over 65 percent of homes receiving damage from floodwaters,” McAllister continued. “Unfortunately, only 12 percent of those have flood insurance. United Way of Orange County has been working to obtain supplies and funding to help our community recover. This will be a long process, but working together, we will recover! We truly appreciate INVISTA for all they do to help our community.”

“INVISTA is dedicated to supporting the communities where our employees work and live,” said INVISTA Orange site manager Jay Johnson. “We recognize that our community has a long recovery ahead, but we hope this donation will help quicken the recovery process, both for the United Way partner agencies and the citizens who depend on their services.”

In addition to the donation to the Bloomington school district, INVISTA’s parent company, Koch Industries, donated $1 million to organizations providing immediate and long-term disaster relief, including the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. The company also established the Koch Employee Assistance Fund to support employees impacted by Hurricane Harvey.