Verso Corp. and employees support United Way, pledging over $40,000

Employees of the Verso Quinnesec Mill made a donation to three area United Ways as a part of the 2018 campaign. Making the check presentations, from left, are Rachael Butler and Dawn Lindstrom of Verso; Mike Glodowski, Verso mill manager; Barb Messer, executive director United Way of Dickinson County; Julie Mallard, executive director United Way of Delta County; and Mark Pontti, Brian LaBrash, LeeAnn Johnson and Patrice Wartick of Verso.

QUINNESEC — The United Way Fundraising Committee from Verso Corp.’s Quinnesec Mill presented three local United Ways with symbolic checks totaling $41,434 on behalf of the mill’s employees.

The Quinnesec mill campaign committee reached out to every employee to encourage workers to help families, friends and neighbors in need. The Dickinson Area, Delta County and Tri-City Area (serving portions of Marinette, Menominee and Oconto counties) are all beneficiaries of the mill’s annual campaign.

A check for $35,855.60, including both employee contributions and a company contribution, was presented to the United Way of the Dickinson County Area. Tri-City United Way received a check for $3,075.54, and Delta County United Way received $1,903.20.

This year, the United Way of the Dickinson County Area has a 2018 campaign goal of $156,900. The Quinnesec Mill donation went a long way to achieving that goal.

“Thank you to each and every one of you and to Verso Corp. for choosing to ‘Live United’,” said Barb Messer, executive director Dickinson Area United Way. “Thanks to Verso’s employees for their continued support, and for helping to create lasting changes that benefit all of us.”

“Citizenship and stewardship are among Verso’s core values, because we know that our company’s success depends in great part on the health and well-being of the communities where we operate,” said Quinnesec Mill Manager Mike Glodowski. “We are proud to support the United Way with continued funding that supports member agencies that provide our communities with critical human services.”