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Interstate Container Helping United Way Raise Money for Education and Other Local Services

Interstate Container Cambridge has been working with their local United Way over the last four years. The company has donated $107,674 during that span, including 35,000 at the last campaign. General Manager, Pete Bugas enjoys working with the United way, even saying that “The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore has been a perfect fit for all of us.”

Interstate Container believes in helping their neighbors and the United way helps in many different areas. The programs that will benefit include; “the Dorchester YMCA, Delmarva Community Services, the Salvation Army, American Red Cross and Coastal Hospice.”

The Company is interested in helping the community because they care, not for the glamour, but for the idea of a better tomorrow. A cleaner, healthier, safer tomorrow and that goes beyond providing environmentally friendly boxes. Interstate Container is focused on helping community on every level possible. “We don’t just wear the shirt, we certainly Live United,” Pete stated. He also added a few more words when I spoke with him on the subject:

“We have a company of 100 people who work awfully hard each day, and who care deeply about their community.  Often times they will work 6 days a week, or work a lot of overtime and don’t have much free time to commit to a charitable organization.  By giving and supporting the programs of the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, it is a fantastic way to give back to so many organizations that impact our 4 surrounding counties.”

The four surrounding counties are; Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset . Of the contributors in Dorchester County, Interstate Container is the largest supporter, something which they are extremely proud. Proud enough in fact, that they hired a local artist Michael Rosato to do the mural you see in the background of the picture.

This is what Rosato said to Stardem.com about it:

“It was very important to incorporate certain words, like Live United, and that the mural depict the fact that (Interstate Container) uses green technology. It also was important to show how (Interstate Container) gives back to the community.”

For more information pertaining to the United Way and Interstate Container Cambridge connection; read the Stardem.com article here.