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ERF WestRock

Sometimes unfortunate events occur that are beyond our control.

WestRock has a long history of responding to disasters around the world through international relief organizations such as the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. The global impact of these assistance programs is undeniable; however, when disaster strikes close to home, WestRock employees like to know their co-workers are taken care of and willing to pitch in to help them get back on their feet. That’s why we established the WestRock Employee Relief Fund.

Since the Fund was established in 2005, more than 1,100 grants totaling more than $2.3 million have been provided to WestRock team members. In 2018, the Fund provided more than $1.1 million in grants to more than 400 team members who experienced financial hardship due to a hurricane, flood or home fire. Thanks to the generous support from our WestRock team and other donors, the Employee Relief Fund is able to help our team members when an unexpected disaster strikes.

Please consider a donation to ensure the program remains available to team members who need it.

Governance

The Employee Relief Fund is governed by a Board of Directors and Grant Administrative Committee comprised of WestRock team members.

Employee Relief Fund Board

  • Héctor De Jesús
  • Dan Gordon
  • Holly McGinnis
  • Ergys Prenika
  • Brenda Sickal
  • Bob Stanton
  • Jean Marc Thibodeau
  • Frank Varano

 

  • Mandy Burnette, Fund Administrator

Grant Administrative Committee

  • Shelley Cross
  • Hannah Goleman
  • Liz Horton
  • Robin McAhon
  • Doug Sharo
  • Bob Stanton
  • Terri Woulfe

If you have a question about the Employee Relief Fund, contact us at employeerelieffund@westrock.com.

Grant Application

If you have experienced a financial hardship due to a natural or man-made disaster, such as a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, or home fire, you may be eligible for a grant from the WestRock Employee Relief Fund. Click the link below to download an application in your preferred language.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a general question about the Employee Relief Fund, or want to know more about applying for a grant or making a donation? Click the link below to view our program FAQ in your preferred language.
 
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Additional Resources

The Employee Relief Fund is available to help co-workers in the immediate days and weeks following a natural or man-made disaster, but we know more assistance may be needed to help with long-term recovery. Click the links below to learn more about other organizations that may be able to provide additional assistance.

Resources in the United States

American Red Cross

FEMA

International Organizations

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies