Kelly Puspoki, Greater Twin Cities United Way, 952-334-4545, firstname.lastname@example.org
Camille Pearson Walz, Liberty Diversified International, 763-536-6661, email@example.com
LDI Donates $100,000 to Greater Twin Cities United Way COVID-19 Response and Recovery Efforts
Gift Will Provide Immediate Support for People Most Vulnerable to the Pandemic
(MINNEAPOLIS) April 14, 2020 – To offer hope and support for the community during this time, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) announced today that it is donating $100,000 to Greater Twin Cities United Way’s Greater Twin Cities COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. One hundred percent of donations to the fund will go directly into the community to provide immediate support for those most vulnerable.
“LDI has been a longstanding partner of United Way, and this gift will provide urgent assistance for our neighbors in need,” said John Wilgers, President & CEO of Greater Twin Cities United Way. “As pillars of our community, LDI and its generous employees, along with the entire Fiterman family, exemplify the company’s values of caring, innovation, trust and excellence through their commitment to the community.”
One of the largest privately held companies in the Midwest, LDI’s mission is to make lives better for its customers, employees, suppliers and communities. Founded in 1918, LDI has grown from a small family business to a growing family of companies, employing nearly 2,000 employees.
LDI and its employees have been giving back to the community and United Way for decades. Linda and Mike Fiterman, company owners and namesakes of the Fiterman Family Foundation, were recent recipients of United Way’s 2019 Tocqueville Society Civic Leadership Award and LDI was the recipient of the 2019 Keystone Award.
“Our world needs assistance more than ever before,” said Mike Fiterman, Chairman of LDI. “Liberty Diversified International has trusted United Way for over a century to understand the need, rally the community around it, and deliver successful outcomes like nobody else can. During a time that can feel helpless, we look to United Way to allow our employees to get and give help – offering hope to all of us. We hope our commitment to respond will inspire other companies to do the same during this unprecedented time of need.”
To donate to the Greater Twin Cities COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, visit gtcuw.org or text GTCUWCOVID19 to 51555. One hundred percent of donations will go directly into the community.
About Greater Twin Cities United Way: One in four people in the Twin Cities region are experiencing poverty. Greater Twin Cities United Way supports long-term wellbeing by working to provide equitable access for all to a strong education, stable housing, healthy food and good jobs. We do this by bringing together the public, private and nonprofit sectors to solve the community’s most pressing needs. Through our public policy work, volunteer engagement, coalition building, United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline, nonprofit leadership support and grant making, we take a holistic, long-term approach to help people meet their potential. That’s because when more of us reach our potential, our whole community benefits. For more information, visit www.gtcuw.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
About LDI: Liberty Diversified International is a $700 million privately-held family of businesses with more than 1,900 employees operating in the following industries: paper and packaging; furnishings and organization products for the office; and building and architectural products. With roots in the corrugated fiberboard business, the company, founded in 1918, is headquartered in the Minneapolis suburb of New Hope, MN, and has 20 facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico. To learn more, visit www.libertydiversified.com.