We’ve all seen the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.¬† People continue to be displaced with no electricity, no gas and major flooding.¬† One of the towns that was severely impacted was Little Ferry, NJ, which happens to be where our headquarters is located.¬† Our business office and warehouse were closed for one week after the hurricane.
Our team here at Crucial Vacuum carried out business to take care of our customers, despite this natural disaster. We had employees joining us at home, those that could make it. For those that couldn’t join us to work, they worked from home. We conducted google “fire-side” chats. Our employee Josh, pictured below in the dark conference with Chad to help out in the best way he can even though he was a hostage in his own house. While Josh’s life was impacted, he is back to work, however we have an obligation to help others in need.
Now that electricity and internet are running in our HQ, we are back to work but people in across the tri-state area still need our help.
What We’re Doing at Crucial Vacuum
Crucial Vacuum has teamed up with the American Red Cross to help in recovering Hurricane Sandy Relief. ¬†We created a program where we can join hands in helping by donating the 5% you saved on your purchase in crucial relief. ¬†While you save, we give. Use the coupon code: crucialrelief at the checkout to save 5% on your purchase and we’ll donate to the American Red Cross for the month of November.
What Else You Can do to Help
We are donating as you shop on our website, so that alone is you helping.¬† If you would like to help more, we are working¬† with the American Red Cross and have seen the passion and integrity with which they pursue their mission. They are doing a great deal to help communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Learn more about their efforts at www.redcross.org
To find a shelter near you, we recommend the following tools: the shelter directory on PetFinder and the shelter finder from ASPCA. Also you can try VolunteerMatch It’s an easy way to find opportunities and contacts to help out in your area.
Nearly 100 Red Cross blood drives were canceled because of Sandy, so blood supplies are low in the areas affected the most.¬†If you’re in New York or New Jersey, you can give¬†here.