US Steel Donates $1M to Organizations in Mississippi County

US Steel Donates $1M to Organizations in Mississippi County
Representatives from Southeast Mississippi County Regional Medical Center join U. S. Steel's Chief Operating Officer of Big River Steel Works Dan Brown, far right, for the presentation of a $425,000 donation. The gift is part of $1 million in donations that U.S. Steel gave to area organizations. (U.S. Steel)

U.S. Steel Corp. of Pittsburgh has donated $1 million to organizations in Osceola and Mississippi County, a gift aimed at strengthening infrastructure and essential services in the area.

More than $425,000 was given to relocate the South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center’s emergency room, which was damaged by flooding, and to buy life-saving equipment and construct a helipad.

Other donations and their amounts are:

  • $405,000 for new equipment for Osceola’s police, firefighters, city services and first responders
  • $80,000 to fund a program for at-risk youth run by the Arkansas Northeast College Foundation
  • $30,000 each for the Mississippi County Community Foundation and the Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission
  • $20,000 to match a federal grant to improve Luxora Park 

"Our acquisition of Big River Steel and investment in a new mill here is not just about delivering profitable steel solutions," Dan Brown, chief operating officer of Big River Steel, said in a news release. "It is also about making a positive economic impact on the greater Osceola community and helping revitalize its historic status as a bastion of American industry and innovation.”

Entergy Arkansas has pledged an additional $100,000 to the organizations.