Worzalla employees donate $3,900 to tornado recovery

By Patrick Lynn

Employees and management at Worzalla book publishing have donated some big bucks for tornado recovery in Kentucky.

Worzalla contributed $3,880 to the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund, $690 of which was raised personally by company associates. Worzalla is matching what was raised and is contributing an additional $2,500.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear established the fund to assist those impacted by the tornados and the severe weather system last December.

“We all watched in horror when those tornados ripped through Kentucky and several other states leaving a trail of destruction and death that was just unimaginable,” said Jim Fetherston, Worzalla CEO and president. “I was especially saddened to see the images of several manufacturing facilities obliterated beyond recognition. What if that storm had been in our town? Hitting our homes, our plant? We’re proud to stand with our associates and make a contribution to relief and recovery efforts for those that have been hit hardest.”

An E4 tornado, with wind speeds of 190 miles an hour, struck western Kentucky on Dec. 10, 2021, producing severe to catastrophic damage in numerous towns and killing 58 people.

To learn more about Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund, or to make a donation, go to https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Finance/WKYRelief.

Worzalla supports literacy and learning efforts in Portage Co. throughout the year, and supports area schools, donating books, and sponsoring community events. Worzalla also organizes donation drives for local nonprofits as well as highway cleanup events, among other community activities.

Worzalla prints many popular children’s books and is best known for being the domestic manufacturer of the popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series. Worzalla is currently hiring for many positions in a variety of roles at the company, more information can be found at Worzalla.com/Careers.