Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida

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October 24, 2017
Salvation Army accepting their check

Tegra Medical employees banded together to collect money and supplies for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida.

Dartmouth, MA employees collected food, medicine, and baby food and supplies for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. They also collected $1,000 with matching funds for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

Working in conjunction with relief organization Unidos per Puerto Rico, Franklin, MA employees collected 900 lbs. of supplies including food, batteries, diapers, personal care items, and dog food. The large volume of donations barely fit in the large pickup truck employees used to transport them to the Family Welcome Center at the Taunton Middle School, where donations were being gathered and shipped to Puerto Rico.

Employees in Franklin also took part in a “sweet” solution to raise money for Texas and Florida hurricane victims. All employees had a chance to guess the number of M&M’s® candies in a large jar. Grinding Operator Paul Brennan had the closest guess (just five short of the actual count) and won not only all the M&M’s® but also four hours of paid time off.

In another raffle, Franklin employees purchased tickets to win eight hours of paid time off. Laser Operator David Gavel was the lucky winner.

Between these two raffles and matching funds from the company, the Franklin facility raised $2,206 for hurricane relief. This was donated to the Salvation Army. Chris Farrand, Director Emergency Disaster Services and Drew Forster, Director of Communication, Marketing & Public Relations visited the Franklin facility to accept the check.  Chris gave employees a tour of the disaster vehicle and shared stories of some of  its journeys.

Employees in Franklin presented the check to the Salvation Army.

Hurricane donations

Supplies collected at the Hernando facility.

Hurricane donations

Supplies collected at the Franklin location.

 

 

 

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