Maine scrap exec opens wallet for victims of Hurricane Katrina

Sep 06, 2005 | 09:47 AM | Michael Marley

A scrap executive from Maine has not forgotten the roots he forged along the Gulf Coast in his youth and is digging into his own pocket to help those who have suffered from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina.

Peter McAvoy, president of Industrial Metal Recycling, Oakland, Maine, said Tuesday that his company has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross Emergency Relief Fund, and is paying a 10-percent premium to all its scrap suppliers who bring metal to the company's yard in Oakland if they agree to donate those funds to support the Red Cross' work.....

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