Following the devastation of Hurricane’s Florence and Michael, IBM employees throughout North Carolina – many of whom had been affected by the storms themselves – sprang into action. In Wilmington, IBM volunteers provided the people power behind a collaboration with local nonprofit Convoy of Hope. Teams of IBM employees deployed to some of the hardest-hit areas of Wilmington to help homeowners clear out structural and outdoor damage, and to take the first steps toward rebuilding and recovery.
Of course, there’s still a lot more to be done – physically, emotionally and spiritually – to recover fully from the devastation of Florence and Michael. And IBMers will be there every step of the way to support the communities where we live and serve.
IBM Volunteers clear out a damaged kitchen area.
Steve Pearson is IBM Corporate Citizenship Manager for the Carolinas, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Editor’s Note: This article was published on November 15, 2018 and updated on November 17, 2018. Please consult the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection website or major news media outlets for the latest developments. At the time of this writing, the death toll from California’s deadliest wildfires stands at 71 – with more than […]
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IBM and IBMers are responding to Hurricane Florence in a variety of ways – from immediate volunteer action while the storm was still underway, to a series of shorter and longer-term initiatives to help the Carolinas and other affected areas recover and rebuild. As part of these efforts, IBM – in coordination with the American Red […]