HOUSTON -- As floods from Hurricane Harvey slowly begin to recede in Houston, and thousands of residents start the long journey of picking their lives back up from the aftermath,
Though the outcome of the devastating floods in Texas is still being assessed, the Coke system’s pledge to help associates affected by the storm is in full swing.
Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages (CCSWB) employs 2,000 people in southeast Texas, and nearly 200 employees work at the company’s Minute Maid offices in Sugar Land. Hurricane Harvey impacted more than 300 employee homes and vehicles, with 130 reporting that their homes are "no longer livable.”
As these individuals and their families begin the road to recovery,
Marc Perez (pictured above), a distribution manager in Glenbrook, Texas, oversees several employees impacted by the flooding. He recalled one story of an associate whose wife was pregnant and their home was destroyed. “It was devastating,” he recalls, “but we got him and his family into temporary housing and they are both safe and sound. He and his wife are so appreciative for the assistance.”
Stories like this paint a picture on the countless lives that were affected by this storm but more importantly, these stories also highlight a robust support network for each employee.
Rick Kehr, general manager,
“We work for a great system,” he said. “The amount of support that came to us was just tremendous. I can’t tell you how humbled and proud I am to be a part of this team.”