Austin, TX (Sep 1, 2017) –
Labor Day weekend Hellas employees teamed up to make care packages for the Hurricane Harvey evacuees. Hellas employees wrote inspirational cards, bought supplies, and packed storage totes with necessities.
“We felt like we needed to help out and do something special,” said Lani Stites, Hellas employee and organizer of the donation drive. Items such as blankets, pillows, toiletries, baby formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, and gift cards were donated.
Employees traveled to a variety of stores purchasing items requested by the City of Austin Mayor for the care packages that were to be given to evacuees from Hurricane Harvey. They split the care packages up in to categories for men, women and children, complete with check off lists and stickers so the distribution centers would know what was in each box.
“I hope our packages helped someone out and made them feel special,” Stites said. “We just wanted to let them know that they aren’t alone and people care about them.”
Staff members were eager to participate. “Everyone was excited to help out,” Stites said. Employees gathered to pack each box and then came in on the weekend and packed the 20ft. company trailer, dropping off the boxes at the designated Austin distribution center.
“We have a great bunch of employees here at Hellas,” Stites said. “It was great to see everyone working so hard for such a good cause.”