Sonoco has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in the Southeast.

Sonoco has been headquartered in Hartsville, South Carolina, since its inception in 1899, and about 2,000 of its employees currently reside in the state. The company’s Hartsville headquarters and manufacturing operations were impacted by the storm, as were locations in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, and many of its employees, their families and their friends are facing hardships after the historic hurricane. 

“We have all been touched by Hurricane Matthew over the past several days,” says Jack Sanders, president and CEO of Sonoco. “Like during the historic floods just one year ago, as we rebuild, I have no doubt that the resiliency and faith of our citizens will continue to shine through this crisis.”

Sonoco asks other companies and individuals throughout the region to support hurricane recovery efforts by donating and volunteering with the American Red Cross and other agencies.