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Jeff Zdancewicz is an employee at P&G’s Mehoopany Plant. The company donated 8,000 surgical masks to Geisinger.

Procter & Gamble’s Mehoopany Plant in Wyoming County is the largest P&G manufacturing plant in North America.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the products made by the facility have been in high demand — toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and diapers — making the 2,200 workers employed at the facility essential.

While working to keep the community stocked with necessities, P&G is also trying to help support the local community in Northeast Pennsylvania and recently donated 8,000 surgical masks to Geisinger.

“We are specifically trying to support health care systems and emergency management agencies in the six counties in which our employees live,” said Jose de los Rios, Mehoopany Plant environmental compliance and public relations leader. “This is an example of our commitment to be a good corporate citizen in northeast PA.”

The Mehoopany Plant and its employees donate more than $1 million annually in money and products through the United Way and Feeding America Organizations, according to de los Rios.

“It is important that we support our local communities in their efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and treat those in need,” he said. “We recognize the work being done by the Geisinger and are looking for ways where we can leverage our resources to help in this effort.”

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Procter & Gamble is one of the most valuable companies in the United States with annual sales in excess of $66 billion in 2018 in 180 countries around the globe. The Procter & Gamble Mehoopany Plant has been in operation since 1966.

To make a donation in the fight against COVID-19, please visit geisinger.org/FightCovid or call 800-739-6882.

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