A “local” natural disaster is never simply local. People often feel its impact nationally and globally. And that was the recent circumstance with Hurricane Florence, which wreaked havoc on North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
We’ve previously delivered assistance to fellow CENTURY 21 offices and people affected by Hurricane Harvey, so it was a no-brainer when My Guys Moving approached us about creating a food and non-perishables drive for those affected by Hurricane Florence.
We mobilized our Redwood Gives Back ambassadors and, led by Ashburn agent Rebecca Vittitow, put out the call across our network for water, non-perishable food, toilet paper, trash bags, diapers, dog food, cleaning supplies, and toiletries, and people responded. Boy, did they respond!
We ultimately collected over 3,500 bottles of water, 6,000 rolls of toilet paper, 150 lbs of dog food, tons of cleaning supplies, toiletries, diapers, clothing and enough food to supply a small army and sent it down south via My Guys Moving trucks.
My Guys Moving was met on the other end by one of our sister offices, CENTURY 21 Sweyer & Associates, in Wilmington/Jacksonville, North Carolina, who arranged volunteers to help distribute all those carefully collected disaster supplies to those most in need.
This effort is only one of the reasons we created Redwood Gives Back. It’s a charitable arm of our company meant to help on local, national, and international levels. Like to learn more about some of our initiatives in your area, or would like to bring one to our attention? Follow us on Facebook!