North Carolina office donates to Hurricane Florence relief
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety reported over 5,000 people and 1,000 animals rescued and evacuated as of September 23, with over 350 roads closed as of just a few days ago. 1,100 personnel from 35 states have been deployed to aid in relief missions.
“Sadly, this is the worst flooding on record in the Carolinas,” says Administrative Assistant Brandie Rothrock of McKinney’s Winston-Salem office. “The rivers have not even fully crested, so more flooding is expected. Some cities are completely cut off and only accessible via boat or helicopter.”
McKinney Drilling Company strives not only to be leaders in drilled shaft foundations, but also in times of crisis.
District Manager Larry Fowler noticed a flyer at Rody’s Tavern in Greensboro announcing schools collecting supplies for hurricane victims. The restaurant is the dedicated drop-off location for this collection and from there the supplies get transported directly to the coastal area schools and distributed to families in need.
Brandie said thanks to the sudden dip south of the storm, McKinney’s North Carolina office was spared the direct hit that was previously expected, although locals saw quite a bit of rain, fallen trees, and a few power outages. But for citizens struggling closer to the coastline, McKinney hoped to be a part of the solution.
The McKinney office purchased water, toiletries, and non-perishable food items and delivered the supplies to Rody’s on September 21.
“Most of us on the East Coast know someone or have family who were affected by this storm,” says Regional Vice President Harold Gathers. “It is awesome to see people looking out for others. I am extremely proud of our McKinney Drilling Company crew in North Carolina setting an example and assisting others in need.”