Amazon.com Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AMZN) Republic fulfillment center donated more than 10,000 pounds of goods to Springfield-area nonprofits.
On April 22, Amazon workers in Republic handed out 10,000 pounds of pet supplies and pet food, along with 800 pounds of children’s toys, household items and consumer goods, according to a news release. Since opening in August 2021, the multimillion-dollar, 1.3 million-square-foot Republic fulfillment center has donated more than 80,000 pounds of pet supplies and 6,500 pounds of food and household items, officials say.
“We are proud to continue to help our communities and reduce waste by donating food and pet supplies to many organizations in Republic, Springfield and the surrounding community,” said Anela Auela, process assistant and donation coordinator at the Amazon fulfillment center, in the release. “We’ve enjoyed creating 1,200 good jobs since our opening, and we are very appreciative of this community for being so welcoming, which makes it even more heartwarming to have the opportunity to give back and see the smiles of those receiving the donations.”
Organizations that have received donations include Castaway Animals Rescue Effort in Springfield, the Morrisville Fire Protection District, Ozarks Food Harvest, People Helping People in Republic, Republic Animal Control, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks in Springfield and Women's Medical Respite in Springfield.
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