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July 17

Freeport-McMoRan employees turn out by the hundreds for Global Volunteer Month.

Volunteering momentum was in full force during this year's Global Volunteer Month in April when more than 960 employees, their friends and family from across 22 Freeport-McMoRan sites participated in 42 events marking the month.

July 16

The Boys and Girls Club of the Gila Valley received a $20,000 grant from Freeport-McMoRan for its Robotics Program and the team readies themselves for competition at Northern Arizona University.

The Robotics Team, named the Nerdy Newbs, will be evaluated against other teams in computer programming, drone flight and geological research.

July 15

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation provides matching funds to help secure REDI grants for collaborative community efforts that build entrepreneurial ecosystems.

United States Department of Agriculture issued a release awards Rural Economic Development Innovation (REDI) technical grants to 47 rural communities including Graham and Greenlee County, Gila County, southwest New Mexico and Summit County, Colorado.

July 15

With the success of its Nemangkawi Mining Institute program in Papua, Indonesia, and its long-standing partnership with the San Carlos Apache Tribe, Freeport-McMoRan brought a similar training program to San Carlos.

As of June 2019, 648 tribal members have graduated from the San Carlos Training Institute. In addition to the technical training, the students also receive valuable lessons in life skills, preparing them emotionally for their journey into the future.

July 12

Freeport-McMoRan named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for the eighth time.

Corporate Responsibility Magazine is a business-focused magazine aimed toward promoting corporate responsibility practices.

July 03

PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) employee, Octo Magay, creates hydroponic garden that supplies produce to Pengansari, PTFI's food service vendor.

Magay, a native Papuan, started the enterprise as a way to provide a source of income for his friends, many of whom are PTFI retirees.

June 18

Freeport-McMoRan's 2018 Working Toward Sustainability Report is now available online.

The report titled "Proven Assets. Fundamental Value." highlights Freeport-McMoRan's sustainable development programs - including approach, focus areas and performance - and looks at key issues affecting the company and its stakeholders.

June 10

Six Kickstart Ajo awards were presented at the Quarterly Freeport-McMoRan Community Partnership Panel meeting on June 6 representing over $16,000 in direct support for local businesses.

Kickstart Ajo, supported by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, is a multi-agency collaboration among Ajo District Chamber of Commerce, Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Leadership for Sustainable Communities Cohort, and the International Sonoran Desert Alliance

May 29

Students at Paul Huber Middle School in Douglas, Arizona recently helped build a rain garden between one of the wings at their school on Washington Avenue.

The Watershed Management Group (WMG) out of Tucson, along with Freeport-McMoRan and the Douglas Unified School District all assisted in the project which featured two days of classroom instruction prior to the installation.

May 17

Silver City MainStreet and Freeport McMoRan Foundation Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Main Street Plaza Restroom Building.

The Main Street Plaza has been a part of the Downtown Action Plan for a number of years and Phase I, funded by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, was for much needed public restrooms.