Lafarge employees participate in holiday charitable projects

By |  December 20, 2012

Lafarge North America operations across the United States organized charitable projects for the holiday season in the local communities where they reside.

Several Lafarge operations in the Midwest donated toys for young children. In Davenport, Iowa, the local Lafarge plant donates toys to children in need through the Christmas Angels program each year. Lafarge’s Joliet, Ill., quarry, Cleveland Slag location and Great Lakes Market Area office, collected toys for the Toys for Tots Foundation.

The Three Rivers quarry in Smithland, Ky., held a food drive from Nov. 19 through Dec. 1, collecting 1,640 lbs. of non-perishable goods. The food will be donated to the Livingston County Helping Hands Organization and distributed from there.

Since 2000, the Lafarge West Slope ready mix and aggregates team visits residents of the Cross Roads Assisted Living Center in Rifle, Col. Each year, Lafarge sponsors a Christmas lights and decorating event around Thanksgiving. The volunteers wear Santa hats as they install decorations and provide lunches to the residents.

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