Graham Remains Committed to Helping Flood Victims in High River
After committing CDN$500,000 in cash and in-kind services – including volunteering its services equipment and time – and challenging its employees to go above and beyond by supplementing another CDN$250,000, Graham Management Services continues to deliver on its promise to help Alberta flood victims. This entire week, Graham employees have hosted a series of lunch BBQs for High River residents and relief volunteers, while also helping residents in the clean up process.
“We have Graham employees who call High River home and this natural disaster has affected us deeply,” says Grant Beck, Graham’s President and CEO. “Many of us are fortunate in our own circumstances that we have a house to go home to – most High River residents do not. By providing a free meal, as small a gesture as it may seem, and helping residents to ‘mud out their homes,’ we hope they know that we care.”
Graham employees have held the lunch BBQs every day this week, providing burgers, bottled water, drinks (and smiles) to over 300 residents and relief volunteers daily (click for a video of one of the BBQs). They have also walked door to door, with shovels in hand, helping residents remove debris from their homes.
On Saturday, July 6, Graham employees and family members will, once again, convene at the Town of High River, providing whatever assistance required to homeowners. It is anticipated over 60 Graham employees and family members will be on hand. The convoy of Graham trucks, full of equipment and volunteers, will leave the Graham office in Calgary at 10840 – 27 Street SE at 8:00 a.m., arriving at the Sprung structure in High River for deployment to High River’s most in need residents.
“I’m truly proud of our employees,” Beck concludes. “With the outpouring of support for Albertans affected by the floods, they continue to live our corporate values of commitment, integrity and reliability.”