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Eastern Shipbuilding aids Hurricane Laura victims

Sep 8, 2020 08:55 AM

The shipyard and its employees return the generosity extended after Hurricane Michael

From Eastern Shipbuilding Group:

(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — On Oct.10, 201,8 Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida’s Panhandle, devastating the livelihood of residents in bay and surrounding counties, including Panama City. Residents proved their resiliency by adopting the motto “850 Strong,” and by relying on those who came to help — whether family, neighbor or stranger from hundreds of miles away who answered the call to provide and distribute needed supplies.

Today, just short of two years since Hurricane Michael, Eastern and its employees are giving back the same sort of care and aid to those impacted by Hurricane Laura that was offered to them. In a letter detailed to all Eastern Employees, Executive VP/COO Ken Munroe wrote, “We all know very well the destruction that can be caused by hurricanes as we all lived it during Hurricane Michael. This is our time to return the favor to others who are suffering and to those people that helped us during our time of need.” Eastern and its employees have already loaded and shipped two truckloads of supplies to those in southeast Louisiana and is looking to fill a third.

To stay up to date with the efforts of Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s donations to Hurricane Laura relief, visit Eastern’s Facebook page.

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