Georgia-Pacific and Oklahoma Gas & Electric have each donated $25,000 to flood recovery efforts in Muskogee County.
The Muskogee-area companies made the donations to the Muskogee County Disaster Recovery Committee during an event at the Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning on Friday night at Hatbox Field. The combined $50,000 will be used to help flood victims in Muskogee County as they work toward long-term recovery.
Georgia-Pacific is the largest private employer in Muskogee with nearly 800 employees at its Muskogee paper mill. OG&E is Oklahoma’s oldest and largest investor-owned electric utility, serving more than 843,000 customers across Oklahoma and western Arkansas, including Muskogee County.
The Muskogee County Disaster Recovery Committee is comprised of local governmental agencies, non-profit and faith-based organizations, and the business community working collaboratively and transparently to help provide long-term and unmet needs of Muskogee County residents and businesses that have been impacted by recent flooding. When donations are made, 100 percent of all funding will be used to help victims in Muskogee County. With the announcement of the GP and OG&E gifts, more than $70,000 has now been raised toward the MCDRC’s stated goal of $250,000.
Thank you to Georgia-Pacific and OG&E for your donations to help flood victims in Muskogee County,” MCDRC Board Member Ken Doke said. “This is a great example of how our community is coming together to help those in need.”
Donations to the flood recovery effort