A Weyerhaeuser Co. charity drive has just helped low-income families with one of life’s essentials: diapers.
Between Feb. 19 and March 8, a companywide drive collected about 630,000 diapers in the U.S. and Canada, and nearly 51,000 were collected by the company’s Longview-based employees, vendors and contractors, according to Lower Columbia CAP and the company.
The locally collected diapers were delivered to Help Warehouse, a CAP program, and redistributed to the Emergency Support Shelter, Drug & Alcohol Prevention Center, Community House, Cowlitz Tribe and Head Start program.
This is the second year Weyerhaeuser has undertaken a diaper drive. To encourage participation, the sites held a competition.
Employees at North Pacific Paper division collected 30,145 diapers. The Longview Timberlands and Longview Liquid Packaging divisions collected 20,694, according to CAP.
The Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce also helped promote the diaper drive among its members.