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Published on December 06, 2012

Cone Health Employees Donate to Victims of Hurricane Sandy

 

Cone Health employees donated more than 600 hours of paid annual leave (PAL) totaling $18,874.21 to support victims of Hurricane Sandy.

“This response is yet another example of how our employees demonstrate the value of Caring for Our Communities,” says Noel Burt, Executive Vice President, Administrative Services and Chief Human Resources Officer. “In almost every major crisis over the last several years, Cone Health employees have stepped forward and asked how they can help.”

In October, Hurricane Sandy moved ashore on the East Coast, leaving in her wake 110 dead and more than 8 million homes and businesses without power. While the final cost is still being tallied, it is believed that damages from the massive storm system will exceed $60 billion.

Employees contacted Human Resources to find out how they could support the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Human Resources responded by allowing employees to donate PAL to the local American Red Cross office. Cone Health will present a check to the local American Red Cross office for the total amount raised. Officials say 91 percent of all money raised will be used for onsite services for the storm victims.

Burt adds, “It is always inspiring to see the spirit of caring come out in such a responsive and generous way across our organization.”