International Paper Provides Funding to American Red Cross

Donation provides additional support beyond the company’s Annual Disaster Giving Program commitment
Apr 9, 2020 11:05 AM ET

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 9, 2020 /3BL Media/International Paper (NYSE: IP), the world’s leading producer of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has made a $180,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support year-round humanitarian relief efforts. The donation is above and beyond the company’s recurring $500,000 pledge to support the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP).

The company’s latest donation provides additional funding to ensure the Red Cross can help victims of disasters, collect blood, provide humanitarian aid, and support military members and their families. This support is just one example of International Paper’s commitment to the company’s signature causes, which include education, hunger, health and wellness, disaster relief and initiatives that improve our planet.

“The American Red Cross is so grateful to International Paper for your donation supporting our urgent humanitarian needs,” said Don Herring, chief development officer of the American Red Cross. “This coronavirus outbreak further exemplifies the need for financial support to ensure the Red Cross can fulfill our promise of providing safe, readily-available blood and disaster relief for people in need. Your generous gift—on top of your forward-thinking commitment to our organization through the Annual Disaster Giving Program—will help drive our mission even further every day. Thank you for your ongoing partnership, and your incredible support of our lifesaving mission.”

“We are committed to mobilizing our resources to address critical needs in the communities where our more than 50,000 employees live and work,” said Dr. Alissa Campbell Shaw, senior manager, Community Engagement, International Paper and executive director, IP Foundation. “We commend the selfless and indispensable work of the Red Cross in our communities.”

The company’s support for the ADGP powers the Red Cross with strong infrastructure, trained volunteers, innovative technology and critical resources necessary to provide relief and support in times of crisis.

About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable worldwide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue, and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ more than 50,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2019 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit Media contact: Thomas J. Ryan, 901-419-4333

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


Sherri McKinney, Director of Communications and Marketing
American Red Cross