People are the heart and soul of the work done here at ProcessBarron. Not only do we believe in the importance of our own people, we also believe in helping people all over the country — which is why the Louisiana floods spurred us on to action.
The flooding in Louisiana has been called the worst US natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Multiple parts of the state are still suffering from major flooding and damage. More than 55,000 houses have been affected, and the damage totals nearly $9 billion. People down there need help — and a lot of it.
As a company, ProcessBarron came together for “Fundraising Week,” during which raffle tickets were sold every day for a chance at a daily prize. This effort was headed up by Brianna Basik, Jenn Smith, Jess Libaert, and Cynthia Parker. (Jenn and Brianna are pictured above.)
Each ticket purchased was entered into the big drawing on Friday, when we gave away more than 10 different prizes! In addition, if an employee paid a separate $10, they got to wear their favorite football team’s colors with jeans on Friday!
Each day brought in more money to donate to the people of Louisiana. The week was immensely successful! Over 100 employees participated, and at the end of the week, the total amount raised was $2,974! Every dollar will be donated to United Way of Southeast Louisiana in order to provide food, clothing, etc. for those who lost everything.
“If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.” – Unkown