When Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Texas and surrounding areas, Peraton employees nationwide came together to help those in need. Our company-wide drive for essential supplies collected more than 5,250 pounds of everything from diapers, formula, and pet food, to soap, socks, and school supplies for distribution to survivors by a local Boy Scouts of America troop based in El Paso, Texas.
Then came Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the worst storms to hit the Florida Keys and island of Puerto Rico in recorded history, and sadly, to also hit home at Peraton, with 52 of our employees in Cudjoe Key, Florida and Lajas, Puerto Rico seriously impacted by the storms.
Peraton set-up a GoFundMe account – the Peraton Unite Fund – with the goal of raising $52,000 to provide at least $1,000 to each employee to help cover the costs of emergency medical care, basic necessities, lodging, relocation, hazard removal, content replacement, repair expenses, and insurance deductibles.
Taking action to help those hurt by these disasters is just one more way for us to express our unwavering commitment to securing the future for our families, communities, and nation.