Since starting my career with Cabot a year ago one thing has always stood out in my mind: the ability of Cabot and its contractors to step forward during times of crises in the communities where we live and work.
The emergency situation in West Virginia touched many Cabot employees. Cabot has several offices throughout West Virginia and many of my coworkers were without power for several days before it was restored. Others in our Pittsburgh office have family and friends who were impacted by the severe storms.
A check was immediately cut for $10,000 to aid in the purchase of food items and was delivered directly to Governor Tomblin by myself and West Virginia Cabot employees, Brian Atkins and Roger Crawford, on Tuesday evening. In addition, one of our subcontractors, Somerset Regional Water Resources, send down three pickup trucks worth of bottled water to distribute to those in need.
And as we speak, employees in our Pittsburgh office and all of the offices in West Virginia are collecting non-perishable food items that will be delivered next week. Keep in mind that this food drive started two days ago and with two days left in the drive, this is what has already been donated just in our Pittsburgh office:
If you are able, I encourage you to donate to the food banks. The most needed items include:
Canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned meats (chicken, tuna, salmon), canned soups (with pop tops), beef stew, peanut butter, dry cereals, oatmeal, cream of wheat, baby food/formula, shelf-stable milk, bottled water