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BASF to Donate Materials to the First Responder Rebuilding Fund and Beach Haven Fire Station

Gift will support Hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts

Submitted by: BASF Corporation

Categories: Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Mar 01, 2013 – 02:48 PM EST

 

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Mar. 01 /CSRwire/ - BASF today announced it will donate high-performance polyurethane spray foam insulation to the New York Says Thank You (NYSTY) First Responder Rebuilding Fund and the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company Station to help with Hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts.

The NYSTY First Responder Rebuilding Fund is a $5 million dollar operation organized to help rebuild 200 homes of underinsured Fire Department City of New York (FDNY), New York Police Department (NYPD) and New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) first responders who had homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

The rebuilding of the homes is being supported by skilled volunteer labor, in-kind material suppliers, third-party financial donations, and a national network of experts in disaster relief and long-term mass rebuilding projects.

The Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company, established in 1883, is the oldest fire company in Ocean County, New Jersey. The station, now in the process of being rebuilt, received substantial damage during the storm while its firefighters were involved in more than 100 rescues of local residents from their homes.

Through its Performance Materials Division, BASF will donate high-performance spray foam to both projects. The spray foam provides buildings and homes with high insulation values, near-zero air permeability, increased building strength, severe weather and flood resistance, increased occupant comfort, improved indoor air quality and lower environmental impacts.

BASF customer Airseal Insulation Systems, Brooklyn, New York, is donating the labor needed to apply the spray foam to the 200 homes being rebuilt for New York’s first responders, and LBI Insulation of Beach Haven, New Jersey, is donating the spray insulation labor at the fire station.

“At BASF, we remain dedicated to assisting in the rebuilding efforts of the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said Jack Armstrong, Marketing Communications Director for BASF in North America. “Helping to return the homes and businesses with an innovative solution that improves both durability and energy efficiency to those that dedicate their lives to helping the rest of us, is something we were eager to get behind.”

This assistance comes in addition to donations previously announced by the BASF Foundation USA to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Through BASF Foundation USA , BASF made a $250,000 cash donation among the Governor’s Funds in affected states. BASF Foundation USA is also matching employee contributions to tax-exempt organizations (under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) that are directly involved in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts up to an additional $250,000.

To learn more about building products from BASF visit: www.construction.basf.us.

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20 billion in 2011. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

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