Crimestoppers sponsor presents
check to help the war against crime
Georgia-Pacific Memphis, a cellulose company providing products to the
textile, pharmaceutical and food industries, annually provides support to
CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County through its foundation.
Because CrimeStoppers is a nonprofit organization that receives no tax
dollars financial support of this kind is vital, says E. Winslow (Buddy) Chapman,
CrimeStoppers executive director.
"In fact, donations from businesses and individuals keep our lights on, and
our crime-fighting efforts on track," he said.
"We're proud to lend our support to the Crime Stoppers of Memphis and
Shelby County," said James Barnes, public affairs officer for Georgia-Pacific.
"Their work encouraging members of the community to assist local law
enforcement agencies in the fight against crime aligns with the Georgia-Pacific
Foundation's work with community-based programs focusing on education,
environment, enrichment, and entrepreneurship." Barnes added, "Strong
communities of tomorrow start with stopping and solving crimes today."
Local representatives of the company (formerly Buckeye Technologies)
recently brought a check for $5,000 to the CrimeStoppers offices. The check
represented the company's sponsorship of this year's CrimeStoppers' Night At The
Theatre fundraising event, a showing of Kiss Me Kate at Playhouse On The Square.
Sponsors ensure that the event is a success each year.
Next year CrimeStoppers will secure the full house for a performance of
Memphis, The Musical
olding an oversized version of the $5,000 gift are, left to right, David
Wayne Brown of Splash Creative, James Barnes and Katherine Terry of Georgia-
Pacific Memphis Cellulose, and Buddy Chapman, CrimeStoppers.