Mackie Monday | Support For South Texas
This Mackie Monday I have decided to share an email that was sent out to our internal team a few moments ago:
It is with mixed emotions that I send you this email. On Friday as I watched early footage from the devastation being created in South Texas by Hurricane Harvey, I received some of the most exciting business news of my career as CES broke $100 Million in sales for the first time in the US in a single month. Suddenly, goals and numbers that had seemed so important over the last few months were put into perspective as I worried about the safety of our CES Family in South Texas and the millions of people that would be affected by this storm.
As I watched the news over the weekend, I thought about what to write to you all today and whether to even mention our business achievement or to simply focus on what is happening in South Texas and what we are going to do to help in our own small way. After giving it a great deal of thought I knew that I had to share the news because without the hard work of all of you in combination with the support of our suppliers and customers, our financial achievements would not be possible and in turn our ability to help in times of need would not be possible.
As a company we will be donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We will also be working with the Emergency Assistance Foundation over the coming days to set up a fund that any of our employees affected by Hurricane Harvey as well as any future natural disasters can apply to and receive financial assistance and will be contributing an additional $100,000 to this fund. Once this fund has been set up I will share the details with you all.
As of this morning, we have 6 stores currently flooded and/or without power but we believe that all of our employees are safe and the safety of people is all that matters. All of our team in South Texas will be in our thoughts over the coming days, weeks and months as the area gets through and recovers from one of the biggest natural disasters in Texas history.