Sep 16, 2021 Rallying Together for Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief Efforts
Over the past few weeks, Hurricane Ida has remained on everyone’s mind as it continued its path of destruction across parts of the eastern United States. Many of our dealers and colleagues are still recovering from the storm, so some are going the extra mile to help.
Our Mercedes-Benz USA family rallied together in Jacksonville and across the Southern Region. When Michael Sobiecki, Area B Manager Southern Region, heard stores in his region were impacted by the hurricane, he worked with Mike Nolte, Southern Region General Manager, and colleagues at our Jacksonville campus to gather supplies and donations. Administrators in the region, Alexa Anderson at the Southern Region Office, Stephanie Michael at Jacksonville PDC and Claudia Scott at Engineering Services put the word out to their teams and gathered water, food and cleaning supplies.
Support rolled in from every department and the result: nearly five palette loads of supplies!
Our partners at Black Horse Carriers collected the donations from the Jacksonville campus and distributed them to our dealers in New Orleans and Covington which were hit the hardest. These stores will be able to distribute supplies to employees who need it most, especially those who experienced a total loss from the hurricane.
Huge thank you to everyone involved in this disaster relief effort and to those who donated supplies and managed distribution.
Reminder: the CSR Department is doubling the Matching Gift Program amount (now up to $400 per employee) during September to help nonprofits addressing areas of recent devastation. Some recommendations are listed on YOURCAUSE, but employees can submit new organizations for consideration. Remember, organizations must align with MBUSA’s giving policy found here to be approved.