It is a tradition that has been a part of Diboll for the last thirty plus years. It’s called Operation Clean Sweep, a program that helps the elderly and disabled residents with minor home repairs, yard work and the construction of ramps and porches.
Operation Clean Sweep has long been a part of the Georgia-Pacific Diboll Particleboard plant’s stewardship program. Each year a group of employees spend one to two weekends participating in this annual event. This year was no different as the employees loaded up their tools to help two local residents in need.
“We have a core group of volunteers who look forward to participating in Operation Clean Sweep each year,” said Andy Parish, Georgia-Pacific Diboll Particleboard plant employee and Operation Clean Sweep volunteer. “Throughout the history of the program our employees have provided valuable services to the residents in our community who truly need a helping hand.”
This year the Diboll Particleboard employees spent a weekend sprucing up the yard and cleaning out the garage of an elderly Diboll resident. According to Jan Wilkerson with the Diboll Service Club, the GP crew lived up to its reputation of always taking excellent care of their Operation Clean Sweep recipient. “The guys did a fantastic job—the yard looks totally different than it did the week before. It really looks great thanks to the GP employees. The homeowner could not be more pleased with the results.”
In addition to volunteer efforts, Georgia-Pacific donated $5,000 to purchase materials and supplies for this year’s Operation Clean Sweep.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, building products and related chemicals. Our familiar consumer brands include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Dixie®, enMotion®, Sparkle® and Vanity Fair®. Georgia-Pacific has long been a
leading supplier of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers. Its Georgia-Pacific Recycling subsidiary is among the world’s largest traders of paper, metal and plastics. The company operates more than 150 facilities and employs more than 30,000 people directly and creates approximately 89,000 jobs indirectly. For more information, visit: gp.com/about-us. For news, visit: gp.com/news.