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Fayetteville, NC, December 17, 2010

Fifteen Area Organizations Each Receive $1,000 Boost Thanks to DuPont Volunteers

Thanks to DuPont Fayetteville Works site employees taking the time to volunteer their personal time to help people, 15 area community service organizations each has been awarded $1,000. Leaders at DuPont Fayetteville Works today presented the $1,000 checks to the organizations as part of the company’s annual Volunteer Recognition Award program.

The DuPont program honors company volunteers each year for their efforts by providing a financial boost to the organizations the employees volunteer with. It’s a corporate-wide, ongoing program to recognize and promote volunteer service in the communities where DuPont operates facilities.  Organizations eligible to receive grants must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c) (3).

“Our employees have a long history of supporting the community through volunteerism,” said Ellis McGaughy, Fayetteville Works site manager. “The Volunteer Recognition Award program is a great way not only to recognize them, but also to provide a financial boost to the organizations they work with.”

The organizations that received $1,000 checks and the employees that worked with the organizations were:&

• Adam Williams - Whiteville City Parks and Recreation
• Alan Matula - Faith Tabernacle Christian Center
• Alexia Hester - Clarkton Rescue Squad
• Barbara Knight - Bladen County Science Olympiad
• Bonnie Dunton - New Life Baptist Church
• Charles Peterson - Bladen County 4H
• Christopher Register - St. Paul's Baseball Team
• Jeanette Lucas - Faith Tabernacle Christian Center
• Michael Johnson - Fayetteville Regional Science Olympiad
• Radames Santiago - Gray's Creek High School
• Stanley Ward - Dublin Volunteer Fire Department
• Team of Mike Russ, Stevie Fields, Jimmy Hester, Charlie Guyton, Gladwin Priest, Carl Allen - Tar Heel Baptist Church
• Team of Alan Matula, Dan Burford, Andrew McClellan, Eric Waugh - Westover High School FIRST Robotics
• Wayne Dennis - Tobermory Volunteer Fire Department
• Wendy Rogers - Steele Angels Club

According to volunteer award recipient Michael Johnson, the main reason Fayetteville Works employees take time to volunteer is because they care about the people the organizations support. “We volunteer not just to organizations but to the purpose and the people that those organizations support,” Johnson said. “These organizations touch the people in our community every day.”

Scott Grumelot, director of the Fayetteville Regional Science Olympiad, said the help is much appreciated. "We’re grateful for the continued support of our neighbors at DuPont. I'm proud and thankful that the Fayetteville area is home to such a civic-minded organization full of people who take time to make a positive difference in our community.”

The DuPont Fayetteville Works site has operated in Bladen County for more than 40 years. The site employs 440 DuPont employees and approximately 220 contractor employees. The site produces a vast portfolio of products that include films, fibers and specialty chemicals that are important to homeowners, businesses, first responders, the military and many others.  These products include DuPont™ Butacite®, Nafion®, SentryGlas® and Tedlar®.

DuPont (www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

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