Last week, our Project Manager Jenna LaGesse was on site with our client, LeadingEdge Personnel, and was told some startling news. Jenna found out one of our client’s temporary employees’ family home (which also served as their family business) burned down from a fire that broke out after the house was struck by lightning.
“They lost everything,” Vice President of LeadingEdge Personnel Patty Yarbrough said.
But there is more to the story. The fire came just three weeks after the employee had lost her Mother to a battle with breast cancer. Furthermore, the employee was 32 weeks pregnant when the fire broke out.
Needless to say, the fire came at a less than ideal time.
Patty said they decided to give the employee a $500 check, which they hoped would help her Dad and brother buy what they needed to get by. Our Project Manager Jenna was moved by this story, and reached out to us at the office to tell us what had happened. After hearing the story, Avionté (through the Avionté Hope Foundation) decided to match the $500 donation.
The employee was in tears when the folks at LeadingEdge Personnel presented her with the checks. Unfortunately, what is left of the employee’s home will need to be demolished, but we hope our donations will lead to a faster bounce back for the employee.