COVID-19 Support

  • Hecla Mining Company continues COVID-19 support
    Hecla Greens Creek staff donates PPE to Juneau Police Department (JPD).
    Hecla Greens Creek staff donates PPE to Juneau Police Department (JPD).

    Juneau, Alaska, May 20, 2020 – Hecla Mining Company continues work to identify immediate needs caused by the pandemic.

    Recognizing that first responders in Southeast Alaska need personal protective equipment (PPE), Hecla Greens Creek has worked with the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) to donate 30,000 protective masks to the City and Borough of Juneau and 25 cases (12,500 pairs) of gloves to the Juneau Police Department.

    CBJ Emergency Operations Center Logistics Section Chief George Schaaf said, “We’re very grateful to Hecla for donating these masks to CBJ. They are being provided to first responders at the Juneau Police Department, as well as supporting various task forces through the Emergency Operations Center. The masks from Hecla will also allow us to reopen essential services and facilities safely while we wait for backordered supplies to arrive.”

    Greens Creek Manager of Government and Community Relations Mike Satre said, “Hecla Greens Creek is proud to continue our community donations as we all work to fight the spread of COVID-19. We know our first responders need PPE now more than ever, and we are also proud to be an integral part of safely re-opening Juneau.”

    The Greens Creek Mine is located on Admiralty Island, approximately 18 miles south of Juneau, and produces silver, zinc, lead and gold.  The mine is 100% owned and operated by Hecla Mining Company.

    For additional information, please contact:

    Mike Satre, Manager of Government and Community Relations
    msatre@hecla-mining.com
    (907) 523-1410

  • Hecla Mining Company Commits Financial Support for Local Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Juneau, Alaska, April 9, 2020 – Hecla Mining Company is working with Southeast Alaska communities to identify immediate needs to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company, through its Charitable Foundation, will provide up to $125,000 in financial assistance to support community needs around its Greens Creek Mine.

    Hecla food bank donation
    Mike Satre, left, Manager of Government and Community Relations at Hecla Greens Creek Mine, presents a $20,000 check to Chris Schapp, Manager, Southeast Alaska Food Bank, and David Lefebvre, Food Bank Board. Hecla has committed $125,000 to assist communities around the Green Creek mine.

    “While we have implemented aggressive measures at Greens Creek to make our workers as safe as possible, we are also concerned about the communities of Southeast Alaska,” said Phil Baker, President and CEO of Hecla Mining Company. “The social distancing requirements are important for human health but put pressure on all aspects of the economy. Hecla is helping meet basic needs during this time of crisis.”

    Initial contributions will go toward providing food supplies at food banks and other providers of basic necessities for those impacted by the pandemic. The first commitment has been a $20,000 matching grant to the Southeast Alaska Food Bank. Additional funds are expected to be deployed over the next several weeks and months in Southeast and the communities around the Greens Creek Mine as the company works with local authorities to evaluate the immediate needs caused by the pandemic.

    For additional information, please contact:

    Mike Satre
    msatre@hecla-mining.com
    (907) 523-1410