By George Chavel, president & CEO of Sodexo North America
SOURCE: Sodexo, Inc.
This message is to provide you with a brief update on Sodexo’s people and business impacted by Hurricane Sandy one month ago. I am so very proud of our teams who have risen above the personal challenges Sandy has presented to them and who are going above and beyond the call of duty in living our values and commitment to the clients and the communities we serve.
While many of the units in the impacted area have returned to normal or modified service levels, we still do have operations that remain closed, but relief and recovery efforts continue to be a challenge.
We also know of at least 273 Sodexo team members who have experienced damage to their personal property as a result of this horrific storm. Our teams are working hard to ensure safety and provide access to personalized support and resources for our employees. It’s been a long road already, and some still have a long road ahead. Now more than ever we need your contributions to the Employee Disaster Relief Fund which was established to support our employees in times of crisis.
Our teams have risen to the challenges presented by Sandy and have demonstrated perseverance, generosity and ingenuity in relief and recovery efforts. Here are just a few of the heartwarming stories that demonstrate the commitment of our people:
The Schools team mobilized to operate and/or support the Red Cross in several schools serving as shelters. Read just one of many stories that show how Sodexo team members are helping in the communities we serve.
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