WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – As part of its longstanding commitment to support the communities in which it does business, Cargill donated $2,500 to Catholic Charities of Schuyler County on May 8, 2015.

“We are honored to be chosen as a recipient of Cargill’s donation. Cargill’s tremendous support will help us meet the needs of those who come to us looking for help through a difficult time,” acknowledged Deb MacDonald, Catholic Charities of Schuyler’s Agency Director.

The Cargill Team that worked on the Watkins Glen Natural Gas Boiler Project won a Cargill Salt Internal Award called the “Diamond Crystal Award.” Part of the Award was $5,000 in charitable donations to be disbursed as the Team saw fit. The Team distributed $2,500 to Meals on Wheels and $2,500 to Catholic Charities. The Team included: Matt Bollinger, Paul Clifford (Project Manager), Paul Compton, Pat DeLong, Jonelle Echert, Clay Furniss, Eric Hallman, Lee Kent, Steven Ketcham and Ryan Martin.

“Cargill’s statement of purpose is to be the Global Leader in Nourishing People,” said Keith Klug, Cargill Salt’s Plant Manager. “This money helps support that purpose and Catholic Charities’ mission of reducing poverty and promoting a healthy family life.”

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