Greater Pike’s Covid Relief Fund grows with help from the Ball Corporation

Milford. The manufacturer of aluminum and steel beverage cans, which employs many Pike County area residents, contributed $10,000 to the fund.

03 Jun 2020 | 02:19

The Greater Pike Community Foundation has announced that Ball Corporation in Middletown, N.Y., has donated $10,000 to the Greater Pike Covid Relief Fund.

“Our workforce is comprised of many greater Pike County residents and we’d like to contribute to Pike County’s COVID-19 relief efforts,” Juella Guadalupe, Ball Corporation’s regional senior buyer. She said Ball recognizes “an unprecedented need for support as global communities continue to battle the impacts of COVID-19.”

Jenni Hamill, Greater Pike’s Executive Director, said the relief fund has raised and is distributing more than $75,000 to qualified government and nonprofit relief efforts helping those harmed by the COVID pandemic. “We live in a region of generous and caring friends and neighbors who understand that help at the local level will have the fastest and most direct impact on this crisis,” she said.

Ball Metal Beverage Container in Middletown is one of more than 30 of the company’s manufacturing locations throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Europe. The company manufactures aluminum and steel beverage cans and can ends. Ball Metal produced approximately 33 billion cans in 2004. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ball Corporation, one of the largest producers of metal beverage cans in the world.

The first relief fund grants were awarded to the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Milford, the Good Cheer Food Pantry at St. Luke’s in Greeley, the Holy Trinity Food Pantry in Dingmans Ferry and the St. Ann’s Bridgepoint Food Pantry in Shohola. Eligible types of requests also include emergency relief programs, and other community resources such as health and social services. To apply, visit Greater Pike Community Foundation’s website at https://greaterpike.org/grants/ or nonprofit representatives may contact Maryanne Monte at mamonte1@hotmail.com for more information. Grant applications will be considered on a rolling basis so it is recommended that applicants do not delay.

Greater Pike Community Foundation helps individuals, families and local businesses to provide a permanent and personal way to give back to the community. For information on the different kinds of funds, visit greaterpike.org/our-funds or contact Hamill at jennihamill@greaterpike.org

“Our workforce is comprised of many greater Pike County residents and we’d like to contribute to Pike County’s COVID-19 relief efforts.” --Juella Guadalupe, Ball Corporation