JP Morgan Chase Volunteers Give Back to Disaster Relief

October 02, 2017
Captain Mechelle Henry | | (813) 892-4337

JP Morgan Chase Volunteers Give Back to Disaster Relief

Tampa, FL (October 2, 2017) – 25 JP Morgan Chase volunteers came out on Saturday afternoon to sort through 40 pallets of boxes of donations at The Salvation Army Florida Divisional Disaster Warehouse.  The group separated items such as diapers, water, wipes, cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, food and a variety of other items to easily be distributed to disaster victims throughout the state.  

Team leader, Sue Prasad, was extremely excited to see the outpouring of employees who wanted to come and help.  Prasad is hoping to schedule other volunteer opportunities for JP Morgan Chase employees to give back of their time on regular basis with The Salvation Army.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for our employees to see what it takes to help during a disaster,” said Prasad. 

While the generosity of people around the country has been genuine and heartfelt, collections of goods that come unsorted and of varied packaging creates a burden on the local teams to get the items where they are needed most.  However, when groups like JP Morgan Chase step up to help and sort these items, that burden is made a little lighter.

Prasad was so proud to see the productivity their group had accomplished within the three-hour span of volunteering.  Although the volunteers were drenched in sweat, they all expressed how they enjoyed their experience.  Prasad can’t wait to come back with another group soon.

The Salvation Army is thankful to these types of partnerships in the community which makes a significant difference to the lives of the people touched by its services.  The Salvation Army encourages other corporate groups to get involved in their communities.

As of October 1, The Salvation Army in Florida have given out 124,784 baby supply boxes, 9,393 cleaning supplies, 3,934 hygiene kits with the support of 2,962 volunteers giving 61,131 hours of service.


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