Rayonier Inc. presents $35,000 in grants to Clallam, Grays Harbor nonprofits
Rayonier Inc. gave a total of $35,000 to 26 nonprofit organizations serving communities in Clallam and Grays Harbor counties.
Recipients of the company's 2015 Community Fund grants were recognized at a special awards breakfast hosted by Rayonier at the Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks earlier last month.
The fund supports a variety of educational, health and forestry programs.
Oh gosh, oh gee! A whole $35,000, spread out between two counties and 26 agencies! Golly, it's clear that Rayonier really, really cares. Right?
Meanwhile, back on Planet Reality...How much will the cleanup of the old Rayonier site wind up costing the City of Port Angeles? How much money? How many years? How many wasted efforts and lost jobs and missed opportunities?
Port Angeles and Clallam County have been looted, raided and ruined in great part by the actions of huge companies like Rayonier, who know a good, desperate community when they see one. They played a huge part in creating and nurturing the ignorance, corruption and poverty that are now endemic there.
Despite the occasional idiotic comment from Cherie Kidd about these "local" companies, we all know they are following the rape and run economic model. They don't care about the town. They aren't invested in any community. They just know it's good cover and PR to occasionally toss a few pennies to the paupers they have left behind. And he! What do you know? It's also a nice tax write-off.
If they really gave a damn about anything other than their own profits, they'd do the decent thing, the responsible thing, and step up fully to clean up their own mess. But we all know that isn't going to happen. So, in the meantime, I wonder how many Port Angeles paupers really buy this Band-Aid, PR whitewash BS? The PDN sure did print that Rayonier press release just as written. Anyone else buying into the feel-good fantasy?