14 November 2017
Helping Hands for Hurricane Harvey
On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made a dramatic entrance into southeast Texas, registering 130 mile-per-hour winds and dropping up to 50 inches of rain in certain places. This historic storm led to catastrophic flooding, which left many Houston-area residents without homes, fresh water or critical supplies.
When the hurricane hit, Stericycle employees jumped into action, collecting donations of supplies, food and clothing and delivering them to effected team members. The company also set up a special Hurricane Harvey Fund—as an offshoot of its existing hardship program—to provide direct monetary assistance to team members in need. Stericycle employees contributed to the fund and the company matched those donations, raising more than $100,000 in just a few days.
During this time, Stericycle also worked to ensure its many Houston-area customers received the support they needed to resume normal business operations. A number of local Stericycle employees came to work, even as they were battling their own personal crises as a result of the storm. In addition, Stericycle employees from nearby areas outside of the hurricane zone provided supplemental support to give their Houston colleagues critical backup in meeting clients’ needs. While Stericycle helped customers in many ways, one of the most visible was offering its LiveAnswer services at no charge to impacted clients, so they could quickly get their waste removal and environmental questions answered by a knowledgeable expert.
Check out this video, which chronicles several stories from the epic storm, showing how Stericycle and its employees rose to the occasion and served others.