The Mosaic Company announced it is contributing $50,000 to the Saskatchewan Red Cross for disaster relief efforts in areas of southeastern Saskatchewan recently affected by heavy rainfall and flooding. Areas receiving assistance include the City of Yorkton and other communities near the company’s Esterhazy potash operations, where states of emergency were declared on Sunday, June 29.
Mosaic’s contribution to the Saskatchewan Red Cross will assist both immediate and long-term assistance and support clean-up efforts in communities hit hardest by the flooding.
“The Red Cross is grateful for this generous lead gift from Mosaic to help us support families with flood clean-up kits and other items to get them back on their feet,” says Cindy Fuchs, Provincial Director for the Red Cross. “The ongoing contributions from our partners mean that the Red Cross is able to help our communities recover when disaster strikes.”
Mosaic has a long history of aiding the Red Cross with their disaster relief efforts in Saskatchewan and across the globe. “We are committed to supporting our employees and their communities, especially in times of need,” said Walt Precourt, Mosaic’s Senior Vice President of Potash. “In the early critical hours of this emergency situation, Mosaic wanted to ensure people had the help and supplies they needed to be safe and ready to begin recovery.”
The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated potash and phosphate crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single source provider of potash and phosphate fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry.