Love's Employees Make a Difference During Recent Hurricanes
Love's employees pride themselves on serving others, especially during the most extreme of circumstances.
That commitment to our Customers did not slow down when two major hurricanes tore through the eastern U.S. in September and October. Amidst difficult times, our team members showed they are truly Great People Who Care in their communities.
Earlier this month, as the most powerful part of Hurricane Michael was closing in on the town of Cottondale and Love's 453 in Florida's panhandle, a couple of our employees helped two professional drivers take shelter from the deadly storm.
The store was closed and all other team members had gone home for their safety, when District Manager Brad Peck and Division Merchandising Manager Matt Elder heard a knock on the door. A professional driver had walked to the store after the wind blew his truck over on the nearby interstate.
"I couldn't really run, it was so windy," said Natavius Riggins.
"He was soaking wet with his duffle bag on his shoulder," Peck said. "We brought him in and offered some coffee and a shower and let him wash and dry his clothes."
An hour later, a second driver showed up, needing help after his big rig toppled.
"Bob walked in very shaken and had scrapes on his shoulder and arms," Peck said.
The driver, Bob Willen, arrived just before the worst of the hurricane moved through Cottondale.
"We could see trees cracking like toothpicks, rain going completely sideways and the wind was howling through the cracks in the doors," Peck said.
Throughout the chaos, Peck and Elder made sure their two Customers had everything they needed.
"They went over and beyond to make sure that I was okay," said Riggins. "They even took me to the bus station afterwards so I could get home."