Last weekend, we sent 11 techs to Houston to help with the disaster recovery there. This weekend, we’re sending 11 more – and their trucks!
The convoy of trucks left Friday afternoon from Puyallup. You can see how it looks here; watch a van get loaded onto a truck, and then watch some of the convoy depart.
Comcast has a long tradition of volunteering to help fellow employees, customers and communities.
Eleven Comcast technicians from Washington are already on the ground in Houston. They arrived Sept. 3. Comcast has committed more than $1 million in cash and in-kind to help Harvey recovery efforts. This loan of trucks and employees by the Washington region is above and beyond the corporate commitment.
The latest set of employees fly in on Monday, grab their trucks and report to work first thing on Tuesday. These voluntary deployments are for two-to-three weeks with the option to renew.
Employees hail from all over the Puget Sound including Graham, Lakewood, Lake Stevens, Maple Valley, North Bend, Puyallup, Oak Harbor, Shoreline, Spanaway and as far away as Spokane.
“We always think of Comcast as a family,” said Brandon Johnson, a technical operations supervisor from Everett who’s been with Comcast for 15 years. “What do you do if family needs help? You go help.”
The photo above shows how techs are using bucket trucks to reach across lawns covered in debris. This is among the photos that can be found on the Instagram feed of tech Brian Farchette. Below, see how they used a bucket truck to avoid having to cross a flooded ditch.