As the flood waters receded, the people of Texas began the arduous task of rebuilding their homes and communities. It would not be easy. By the time Hurricane Harvey departed, the storm had caused billions of dollars of damage.
Once the roads had been cleared and the flooding had subsided, ShopRite and Wakefern Food Corp. stepped in to help. On Sept. 10, ShopRite sent a truck filled with food and supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston.
Wakefern Food Corp.’s Safety supervisor Mike Kelly, Operations supervisor Jeff Gross, Transportation associate Rafael Luciano and two ShopRite truck drivers – Fadi Haddad and Norman Orebek – helped prepare the trailer for its trip to the Houston Food Bank, where workers helped distribute supplies and bottled water to those in need.
As of last week, Wakefern was still awaiting word from local organizations on the best way to help victims of Hurricane Irma. Local authorities were still assessing the damage in Florida.