I've seemingly re-written this article a couple of times now since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston back in mid-August. Here at Plus3 we love that our clients are able designate funds to charities they love through the healthy actions of all their employees, but we're always floored by the real-time support they provide to communities in need when disaster strikes.
By the end of 2017, we'll have moved well over $50,000 to non-profits such as the American Red Cross, Greater Houston Foundation and the United Puerto Rico campaign. Clients such as LandDesign, an architectural firm with offices around the United States, flexed their charitable strategy so that their employee's sweat equity supported the Houston region and later Puerto Rico. CliftonLarsonAllen moved over $20,000 in September to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. BuildGroup, an architectural firm based in San Francisco moved $10,000 alone in October for Sonoma County fire relief.
I am always amazed at our team's ability to flex with the needs of our clients to create meaningful experiences for all. Even as I type this, my own family evacuated from the Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties (pictured), which is on pace to become the largest wildfire in California history. While we may be unable to live in an area 100% devoid of natural or human-driven disasters, how we respond to them is what makes our communities great.