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Bayer Supports 150 Volunteer Projects Across the Globe During 150th Anniversary Year
Date:6/12/2013

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“Bettering the communities in which we live and work is one way we achieve our mission, Bayer: Science For A Better Life,” said Jim Blome, president and CEO of Bayer CropScience LP. “We are proud of the outstanding volunteerism efforts of Bayer CropScience employees and retirees in North Carolina, Missouri and Kansas, and we are pleased to announce this grant to support them as we celebrate our anniversary this year.”

Other Bayer CropScience projects which received grants include the Lubbock Boys and Girls Club in Texas for its Kidz Litz Reading Program and the Safety & Health Council of Western Missouri and Kansas in Missouri for its Safety for Kids program. In addition, other Bayer companies’ employee volunteerism projects receiving donations in the United States include:

  •     California - Touro Student Run Free Clinic in Berkeley
  •     Kansas - Open Door Haiti in Shawnee
  •     Pennsylvania – Christian Assembly Church’s Homeless Outreach Program
Nearly 700 employees and retirees from more than 60 countries applied to Bayer for support for a project in which they volunteer their services as part of the 150th anniversary program "Being a role model pays off!" Last year alone, approximately 1,800 Bayer employees volunteered nearly 19,000 hours to local volunteer programs in the United States. In RTP alone, Bayer CropScience employees volunteered more than 3,750 hours and the company donated more than $410,000 to local nonprofits.

For more information about Bayer’s 150th anniversary, please visit 150.bayer.com.

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