Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold awards grants to Eastern Arizona Communities

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold awards grants to Eastern Arizona Communities

Freeport-McMoRan’s Community Investment Fund distributed $488,200 in Graham County, Arizona.
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Creating #sustainable community benefit by @fcx_copper http://3bl.me/7fb9ch thru Graham County Community Investment Fund

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Grant recipients, from left, Lori Burress, of Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center, James Bryce and Aimee Staten, of the Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley, Susan Lindsey and Dr. Mark Tresgaskes, of Safford Unified School District, and Pam Patt, of Graham County Rehabilitation Center, listen while Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold disburses nearly $500,000 in Community Investment Funds

Recipients of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold’s Community Investment Fund grants pose for a group photo at Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park. FMI distributed almost $500,000 for projects in Graham County.

Pam Patt, executive director of Graham County Rehabilitation Center, thanks FMI for a $44,400 grant that will be used to expand services at the GCRC Recycling Center. Behind Patt is Preston Alder, a member of the volunteer committee that decided the grant distribution.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: Freeport-McMoRan: Communities & People

CONTENT: Press Release

September 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Graham County Community Investment Fund was established in 2009 by Freeport-McMoRan to focus on programs and projects that create a sustainable community benefit. Funding decisions were made by a committee comprised of local leaders and two company representatives.

Since 2009, the Graham County Community Investment Fund has invested a total of over $2.2 million in local projects. Among the four priority areas, 47% has been invested in locally-identified projects supporting community health and safety, 35% in education, 15% in economic development and 3% in environment.

  • Graham County Rehabilitation Center was awarded $44,400 to expand programs at the Recycling Center
  • Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center was awarded $36,000 for vascular screening equipment
  • Gila Watershed Partnership was awarded $35,700 for a communitywide water study program to teach users water-saving techniques
  • The Safford City-Graham County Library received $35,000 for the ScienceCity youth program
  • Solomon School was awarded $26,100 to bring whiteboard technology into all classrooms
  • Pima Elementary School received $20,000 for playground equipment replacement
  • Schools in Safford, Arizona, received $131,000 to expand wireless networks in the district
  • The Thatcher, Arizona, School District received $80,000 to modernize an existing physical education facility at the high school
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley received $80,000 to help maintain the after school program

For more information about these programs and others, please visit www.FreeportInMyCommunity.com.

For further information about Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.’s social investment commitments, please see http://www.fcx.com/sd/community/comm_invest.htm

Please see the 2012 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report for more information on all of their social, economic and environmental efforts. http://www.fcx.com/sd/pdfs/WTSD_2012.pdf

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Arizona | Economic development | Education | Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold | Health & Healthcare | community health and safety | environment | investment fund

CAMPAIGN: Freeport-McMoRan: Communities & People

CONTENT: Press Release

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