BROOMFIELD, Colo. (Ball PR) — Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today announced that The Ball Foundation will donate $1 million and deploy other disaster relief efforts to support communities in Colorado devastated by the recent wildfires.
To support victims of the Marshall fire, Ball coordinated with the governor’s office to ensure any support was directed at the most local and targeted level, and will contribute $1 million to the Community Foundation Boulder County, benefiting the Boulder County Wildfire Fund, which is working closely with local government and nonprofit partners to coordinate, align resources and fill gaps to support those most impacted by the wildfire. The Ball Foundation will match employee donations as part of the company’s ongoing community giving support efforts in addition to working with local partners, to assess local clean drinking water needs and will distribute canned water as needed.
“Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the terrible wildfire that hit our home state of Colorado last week,” said John Hayes, chairman and CEO of Ball. “Many Ball employees live and work in the areas impacted by the sudden wildfire outbreak and have experienced the devastation firsthand. This is our community and we’re committed to helping with recovery and rebuilding efforts both financially and by mobilizing our employee base through volunteer recovery efforts.”
Ball employs approximately 7,000 people in Colorado and has been part of the community for over 65 years. Ball’s operations have not been impacted by the fires.
About The Ball Foundation
The Ball Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private foundation. Founded in December 2010, The Ball Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that sustain the communities in which we live and operate by improving and promoting education, recycling and community engagement. For more information about the Ball Foundation, please visit our foundation website.
About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 21,500 people worldwide and reported 2020 net sales of $11.8 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.