Wednesday // November 22, 2017

EMJ raises $5,000 for hurricane relief

During the holidays, we make an extra effort to give back—but this year, EMJ’s efforts began even earlier in the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

EMJ employees from all offices raised nearly $2,500 for relief efforts, which was matched by EMJ Corporation.

EMJ Executive Vice President Ray Catlin (right) presents a check to Jeremy Kaspar, Regional Director of Corporate Partnership, Red Cross, on behalf of EMJ Corporation.

 

As a result, more than $5,000 was donated to the American Red Cross. All funds were presented to the organization in a brief ceremony on Friday, November 5.

The American Red Cross uses donor funds to provide shelter, food, and emergency support for individuals and families affected by the hurricanes—as well as assisting with recovery efforts to get those impacted back on their feet.

In addition to fundraising, several EMJ employees traveled to Houston and surrounding areas to aid in recovery efforts. The Dallas office also hosted an emergency blood drive for the building through the Red Cross.

Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm which landed on the southeast coast of Texas on August 25, devastated coastal cities with extreme flooding in Texas and Louisiana.

Hurricane Irma followed shortly after, hitting several Caribbean islands on September 6-9 before directly hitting the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm and traveling up through Florida.

Hurricane Maria landed in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane on September 20, before churning northward into Turks and Caicos.

To learn how your organization can get involved with hurricane relief efforts, visit redcross.org.

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