30 Jul Retailers in Corpus Christi Provide Over 400 Kits to Recipients in Texas
Corpus Christi is a coastal Texas city that was pummeled by Harvey in the 2017 Hurricane season. Hurricane Harvey was the first hurricane Corpus had experienced in many years, but despite their inexperience with responding to storms of this magnitude, the city quickly came together to ensure that no fatalities occurred and residents were able to return to their homes as quickly as possible.
Good360 was invited to attend the Texas Retailers Association forum being held in Corpus Christi. Good360 Senior Director of Disaster Recovery, Tiffany Everett sat on a panel with the Mayor of Corpus Christi and the Governor of Texas’ Chief Operations Officer to speak about disaster preparedness and the role of retailers in donating product, time and money in the event of a disaster. Retailers such as Target, Walmart, Kroger and H.E.B. were present and were able to learn more about disaster best practices and share their personal experiences with past disasters.
Good360 also executed a kitting event at the forum where attendees helped build kits for a local nonprofit to be used in shelters in the event of a disaster. The kits included products such as CVS flashlights, DeFeet socks, Scotch Corp safety kits, TEKK earplugs, Coty water bottles and Kendal King batteries. With the help of these donors and the Texas Retailers, 400 kits were put together for those in need. These kits will be extremely useful to shelter workers and inhabitants as we approach peak hurricane season.