Freeport-McMoRan employees from across the globe volunteered thousands of hours during the company's annual Global Volunteer Month.

June 5, 2017

Freeport-McMoRan employees from across the globe stepped up to make a difference in their communities to the tune of 2,573 hours of volunteer service during the company's annual Global Volunteer Month in April.

"Global Volunteer Month is an opportunity for us to come together as one company and strengthen the impact we make through volunteerism," said Tracy Bame, Director-Social Responsibility and Community Development. "We want to thank all employees who participated in this year's GVM for their caring, compassion and commitment to giving back. Their generous gifts of time and talent not only help nonprofits deliver their services but create a deeper sense of community connection and 'neighborliness' that makes our communities places that we all want to live and work."

This year's theme was Health and Wellness. During Global Volunteer Month, more than 500 employees, their families and friends volunteered at some 26 events held at 24 sites throughout the company.

Employees participated in everything from blood drives, health fairs and community clean-up/renovation projects to create healthier communities. Highlights from this year's projects include: 

- Bagdad operations – Volunteers raised funds for Ronald McDonald House, which provides resources and care to children and families with health-care needs at hospitals worldwide

- Colorado operations (Climax and Henderson) – Employees volunteered at the 9Health Fair events that aim to increase health awareness through education and resources for living a healthy lifestyle

- Tohono – Employees distributed home First Aid and CPR information at the first annual Sif Oidak District Days event and also wore pedometers throughout the month of April as part of a friendly site-based competition to promote the importance of moving and getting active

- Cerro Verde – Volunteers participated in various activities that emphasized the importance of personal hygiene, disease prevention, good nutrition and more

Thanks to the following volunteer coordinators who helped make Global Volunteer Month such a success: Alfredo Nogales, Ajo; Antonio de la Vega, Atlantic Copper; Laura Phelps, Bagdad; Linda Ambriz, Bisbee and Douglas; Jose Medina, Cerro Verde; Nell Wareham, Colorado Operations; Carla Martinez Pavez and Ruben Lopez Cerda, El Abra; Becky Oyston, El Paso; Jessica Knowlton, Jerome; Robin Horta, Miami; Kevin Cook, New Mexico Operations; Sarah Gennusa, New Orleans; Charles Mettry, Norwich; Jessica Merino, Oro Valley; Diana Whiteaker, Phoenix; Emily Muteb, Southeastern Arizona Operations; Collette Brown, Southern Arizona Operations; Stacy Guinn and Ray Romero, Tohono; Hari Kushadiwijaya, Firdy Permana and Govert Waramori, Indonesia.


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