The 2017 hurricane season will be an infamous one in the United States’ history books. Hurricane Harvey, which slammed the Texas coast, and Hurricane Maria, a storm that utterly devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, both created immense challenges. But, General Motors stepped up to the plate.
Following Hurricane Maria, GM employees rallied to donate more than 12 tons of essential items including batteries, solar cell phone chargers and lights, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, bottled water, baby formula and canned foods. GM employees also packed up trailers full of similar essential goods for victims following Hurricane Harvey.
Today, GM employees are still doing their part in Texas, too. 30 employees helped families clean their homes of debris and start the rebuilding process as part of the Habitat Hammers Back campaign launch. Another 25 employees from the Atlanta, Georgia, area also packed up to volunteer in Puerto Rico to help with the rebuilding process.
The storms may be long gone, but the cleanup and rebuilding process is far from over. GM encourages anyone interested in donating or volunteering to head to teamGM Cares.