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Fayetteville, NC, February 21, 2012

$12,000 Donated to Local Nonprofits in Recognition of DuPont Employee Volunteers

Twelve area community service organizations have each received $1,000 donations thanks to the volunteer efforts of DuPont Fayetteville Works employees. Fayetteville Works leaders recently distributed checks to the organizations during an event to recognize the employees for volunteering their personal time to help people in the community.

“This is part of the DuPont Volunteer Recognition Award program,” said Ellis McGaughy, Fayetteville Works plant manager. “Our employees volunteer individually and in teams to help out various nonprofit organizations in our community. Providing the $1,000 contribution is a way to recognize them and support their efforts and at the same time by providing a monetary boost to the organizations they care about.”

The employees and teams that were recognized for their volunteerism and the organizations that received $1,000 checks were:

  • Arnold Ray Beard - Cape Fear High School Band
  • Clinton Downing - Family Outreach Mission
  • Thomas Herring - Elizabethtown Kiwanis
  • Selene Locklear – Living Waters Ministry Souled Out Youth Bowling Team
  • Cory Nance - West Bladen High School Baseball Team
  • Christopher Oxendine – Union Chapel Boosters Club for Dixie Youth Baseball League
  • Jason Page - Dublin Fire Department
  • Eddie Rouse - Gray's Creek Station 18 Fire & Rescue Station
  • Gloria Thames - Crossing The Road Ministry
  • Team of Alan Matula, Keith Snyder, Andrew Muhic, Heidi Martelock, Eric Waugh - Westover High School FIRST Robotics
  • Team of John Chavis, Ryan Locklear, Greg Brewington, Cory West, James Scott, Dwayne Locklear, Christopher Oxendine, Mark Chavis - Burnt Swamp/Philadelphus Volunteer Fire Department
  • Team of Selene Locklear, Tim Blackburn, Crystal Locklear, Molly Meadowcroft – Native American Network Community Outreach

To invest in the lives of our youth will only bring great rewards and we thank DuPont for their support and giving back to the community,” said Patrisse Locklear, of Living Waters Ministry. “We greatly appreciate DuPont for their contribution to our "Souled Out Youth" Bowling Team.”

Jeannie Johnson, of Westover High School, also expressed thanks to DuPont for a contribution to the school’s Engineering Academy Robotics team. “We truly appreciate the monetary contribution, but much more we appreciate the volunteers for their many hours of mentoring students. Working together ensures that our students have the best opportunities to make them future ready.”

Barbara Knight, senior human resources specialist, coordinates the Volunteer Recognition Program for the Fayetteville Works. She said “We are very excited to recognize our employees who give so much of themselves to the community. The program provides us an opportunity to give back to our communities through the employees who volunteer their time and resources."

The DuPont Volunteer Recognition Award Program is 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).

The DuPont Fayetteville Works site has operated in Bladen County for more than 40 years. The site employs about 460 DuPont employees and 200 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 (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, non-governmental organizations, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit