As recovery efforts from Sandy unfolded last week, we were struck by the resiliency of those who were affected by the storm and of the willingness of others to come to their neighbors’ aid. Helping hands from across the nation were lent to help victims rebuild their homes, their communities, their lives. It’s a proud reminder of what makes America great.
The same can said of the business community, where companies are coming together to drive recovery efforts. So many of them are on call, eager to see how they can help.
Companies Step Up Efforts in Wake of Sandy
In Charlotte, North Carolina, Agility Recovery is staged to help businesses get back on their feet. When disaster strikes, Agility is on the scene, bringing with it its four key components for recovery: Power, Technology, Work Space and Connectivity. Clients rely on their businesses to be there for them even in the toughest times, and Agility helps companies stay on the grid even before the permanent recovery process begins.
ConstructCorps is another company that follows this track. Serving more than 300 cities across the U.S., ConstructCorps is a leading provider of temporary skilled workers for disaster response. If your business has been uprooted by a force of nature like Sandy, a quick lifeline of workers with disaster recovery expertise can be critical.
When superstorm Sandy hit, United Rentals, a provider of tools and equipment ranging from aerial lifts to generators, was also quick to react. From the time the storm first made landfall, the company was sending equipment and first responders to the impacted areas. Pumps, power and fuel were among the greatest needs immediately after the storm, and United Rentals stepped in to provide these valuable resources.
ModSpace, for its part, has an inventory of temporary buildings designed to get hospitals, offices and entire communities up and running again as quickly as possible. The modular buildings serve many purposes, ranging from emergency medical facilities to portable classrooms to temporary offices. With many communities in the Northeast still reeling from the effects of Sandy and this week’s Nor’easter that brought snow and more wind, temporary modular buildings are providing much-needed relief.
People coming together is certainly the key to recovery from serious weather events like Sandy, and the efforts of these companies have proven essential in the days, weeks, months and years following similar disasters.