Kinross’ Kettle River-Buckhorn mine in Washington State concluded operations in 2017; however, the few dozen employees who remain on site executing our closure, reclamation and exploration activities have remained committed to supporting the Ferry County communities.
In line with a commitment to our core values, Putting People First and Outstanding Corporate Citizenship, employees teamed up to make a difference this winter season by donating time, energy, funds, and goods.
A few of their initiatives include:
- Donating winter apparel such as jackets, socks, hats, gloves and boots to the local Curlew and Republic schools
- Hosting their annual food drive for employees to donate holiday meal ‘fixings’ to provide families with a full turkey dinner
- Contributing gifts to the ‘Republic Giving Tree’ so that the more vulnerable members of the community can have a magical Christmas
- Delivering gifts to residents of two local nursing homes while dressed up as Santa, Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves
“The winter season can be a challenging time for many members of our communities dealing with food insecurity and additional costs associated with the holiday season,” said Gina Myers, Vice President and General Manager. “As a community partner, we believe in using our resources to help mitigate these challenges where we can. A special thanks to our team at Kettle River who, regardless of being small in number, still manages to make the holiday season and winter months more comfortable for our community.”
“Thank you to the staff and employees at Kinross that make magic happen every year during the holiday season,” the staff at the Republic School said in response to our employees’ donation of several coats and other winter items. “I wish you could see the faces of the students when they come in to pick up their new jackets – I had one middle school boy in particular that was especially excited about the new hat that was included with his coat. Things that seem so simple to us are monumental for these students. You make a difference in our little town and we are thankful for all of you.”