Freeport donates to local medical providers

Contributed Photo. Cybil Green, Freeport-McMoRan supervisor-health and safety, finalizes an address before the shipments go out.

SAFFORD — While Freeport-McMoRan has temporarily suspended its Graham County Community Investment program, that doesn’t mean Freeport has stopped donating to the community.

Freeport announced last week it has donated supplies to medical providers in four states a number of items required to treat patients with COVID-19. Supplies include: 46 tents with side panels, Tyvek material to make more tents and side panels, heavy duty tape, folding tables, wire racks and ice chests, face shields and goggles.

“The safety of our employees and our communities are of the utmost importance to us. We are pleased to help address our community’s most urgent needs and will work in collaboration with all our partners to address the longer-term recovery,” said Tracy Bame, director-social responsibility and community development.

Receiving donations locally were Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center and the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

“This is a way we can leverage one of our strengths to benefit health-care providers in our communities, locating supplies they were really struggling to acquire,” said Danny Hughes, vice president-supply chain. “I’m really proud of our Global Supply Chain. Once we mobilized the teams, it was inspiring to see how everybody jumped in, helped secure and distribute these much needed items.”