Iowa Fertilizer makes winter clothing donation to schools

Lincoln Elementary Principal Tracy King helps unload some of the donated winter clothing from Iowa Fertilizer Company Tuesday morning. The company, again, made donations to Fort Madison elementary schools. Photo courtesy of Fort Madison schools.

WEVER – As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to support families in southeast Iowa, OCI Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo) and its employees donated winter coats and other winter clothing items to students attending the two elementary schools in Fort Madison –Richardson Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School. 

This is the second year that OCI IFCo has purchased and donated a wide range of coats, snow pants, and other winter clothing items to help support local students and encourage them to stay safe and active in the Iowa winter months. 

“Since we broke ground in Wever several years ago, OCI Iowa Fertilizer Company and our employees have continually found ways of giving back and supporting our local communities,” said Robb Aultman, OCI Iowa Fertilizer Company’s Plant Manager.
“This year, the global health pandemic has created a wide range of challenges across the country and it’s more important than ever that we come together and help support our neighbors. In this environment, we are proud to once again donate winter coats to students at Richardson and Lincoln Elementary Schools and hope this donation helps students continue participating in all the outdoor activities they can even in the cold winter months.”

In addition to this donation, OCI Iowa Fertilizer Company has supported a wide range of organizations in southeast Iowa including local food pantries in Fort Madison and Keokuk, the school districts in Fort Madison, Keokuk, and Central Lee, Wever Fire and Rescue, public libraries in Donnellson, Fort Madison, Mt. Pleasant, Keokuk, and Burlington, Goodwill of the Heartland, Southeast Iowa Community College, the Fort Madison Community Hospital, Keokuk Community Hospital and more. 

Over the past several weeks, OCI Iowa Fertilizer Company employees donated coats and other clothing items or provided direct financial contributions. The company matched those donations dollar-for-dollar. 

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