EACOM Timber Corporation says its employees have chosen to donate the money normally spent on a holiday get together to local charities and foodbanks.

Company president, CEO Kevin Edgson says each site, including the sawmill in Nairn Centre, selected a community organization and a donation equivalent to $20 per employee totaling nearly $25,000.

He adds Nairn employees decided to donate to the Espanola Lions Club and its annual toy drive for children.

Edgson says this year has brought some unique challenges, especially to community organizations, who could not hold their usual fundraising activities, so as an essential industry, we have been able to continue to be an economic driver while safeguarding staff and suppliers.

EACOM’s nine sites have all continued operations throughout the pandemic while working in close collaboration with local health authorities.