Hurricane Harvey will go down in history similar to Hurricane Katrina. We’ll remember the lives lost, cities destroyed, homes and business that vanished, and the physical, mental and emotional toll experienced by millions. Harvey is being called the worst flooding disaster in U.S. history, but that isn’t the only overwhelming statistic.
Fortunately, Harvey’s fatalities are much lower than Katrina’s. This is can contributed to many reasons including the prompt communication of news, weather and government outlets who helped citizen prepare for the hurricane and evacuate accordingly. However, the cost for both hurricanes are outrageous.
Grand Rapids Metrology couldn’t sit idly by while these devastating numbers continued to rise. Our management team proposed a way for employees and the company to help those who were losing nearly everything in Texas.
All employees were given a link to the Red Cross website where donations of any size could be made. That wasn’t all — the company promised to match all donation up to $100 made by every team member.
With our paid volunteer hours, GRM Cares program, and annual Christmas donations, Grand Rapids Metrology is known for giving in the local community. When a community 1,225 miles away desperately needed help, we were not surprised that our employees were eager to lend a hand.
In less than a week of collecting donations, Grand Rapids Metrology raised $2,380!
We know our contribution is being put to good use through the Red Cross.
“The American Red Cross is using donor dollars right now to provide shelter, food, comfort and emergency support for individuals and families affected by Harvey. And our work is just beginning— we will use financial donations to help people recover and get back on their feet in the challenging weeks and months ahead.”
The hurricanes, Harvey and most recently Irma, may have passed but their devastating aftermath lives on. To help the millions still in need, donate to the Red Cross today. Donations — no matter how big or small — change lives.