Making Masks for Community Safety

COVID 19 has made life very strange lately, but the kindness of the Nutrien Family is no oddity. We know of a few folks who have been taking their kindness to another level in order to keep their community safe! We want to recognize some of our Nutrien Family members who stepped up in a big way to help give their community masks, which are important to keep us all healthy! Do you know of someone who needs to be recognized for their hard work in the community? Let us know! 

Carseland, Alberta

The global food supply chain is absolutely essential, which means the members of the Nutrien family are our top priority. As facilities considered safety measures to ensure the health of their communities, it was decided that face masks and protective equipment would be required. A worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment caused concern, but cloth masks were a suitable alternative. The Nitrogen site in Carseland, Alberta had a unique solution to encourage employees and their families to sew masks for use at the facility. Leaders at the site promised they would donate $10 to local food charities for every mask made by employees and their families. In under a week, the Nutrien community had made more than 350 masks! They were blown away, but Nutrien was happy to match the donation. 

In the end, $6,000 was donated to three local charities – the Wheatland County Food Bank, the Okotoks Food Bank Association, and Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids. We’re proud of the team effort shown in Carseland, Alberta to help the community and keep our workers safe! 

Augusta, Georgia – Holly and Bruce Campbell

This husband and wife team at our Augusta, Georgia site has been busy making masks for the community! Holly Campbell, who works in accounting, and Bruce Campbell, who works in maintenance, saw a need for masks to protect members of the community from COVID 19 and got their crafting skills going! By early May they had made 230 masks! We commend them for their hard work and creativity!

Borger, Texas

In Borger, Texas, a local effort called “Mask the Community” has worked hard to spread awareness of how masks help our community’s health and to distribute them across the local area. Nutrien employees from the Nitrogen facility there pooled their resources and donated $1000 to the effort! Thank you to everyone who chipped in, you all reflect the values that the Nutrien Family prides itself on!

Tell us your Covid-19 Community story

Do you have a story to tell about how your community has supported each other during this difficult time? Please share it with us. We’ll be able to feature it here on the Nutrien Wellness Hub!