Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Donates $50,000 to Four Killeen Non-Profits
Donations are still coming in to help out area nonprofits following Winter Storm Uri.
The latest is a $50,000 donation from Mitsubishi Gas Chemical in Tokyo Japan. The money will be split between four area nonprofits. $12,500 will go to each of these local organizations: the American Red Cross, Killeen Food Care Center, Greater Killeen Community Clinic and United Way of Central Texas.
Millions of people were left without power, water, and other basic needs as Winter Storm Uri rolled through Texas. These four organizations were among many that jumped into action to help those that needed it in Killeen. This donation will help these organizations continue to provide the help people need.
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical is the parent company of MGC Pure Chemicals America (MPCA) located in Killeen and they wanted to help those affected in the local area. Giving back to the community is important to the company, as General Manager Lee Bauer explains, “MGC is happy to be contributing to the recovery efforts in Killeen. We wanted to do something to help the community that has done so much for our subsidiary MPCA.”
Killeen Food Care Center Director Raymond Cockrell says, "We are so grateful to MGC for their $12,500 donation. We can buy 87,000 meals with that $12,500. In the week immediately following the storm we distributed food to 1,800 families with right at 100,000 pounds of groceries."
According to the press release from Killeen Economic Development Corporation, MPCA opened its Killeen facility in 2018. MPCA manufactures Super Pure Hydrogen Peroxide and Super Pure Ammonium Hydroxide in the world for the Semiconductor Market. Since then, the company has supported various community causes and contributed to the local economy.