Chet Erwin, CEO of Cogent Energy Services along with management, has launched the CHEER (Cogent Helping Each Employee Recover) initiative to help the Cogent employees and communities in those areas affected by Hurricane Harvey with their immediate needs, as well as the long-term rebuilding of their lives.
On the first weekend of September, COO Chris Simmons along with members of our Orange Grove team were in Woodsboro helping with rebuilding effort. Along with Team Oil Tools, we brought donations, generators, toiletries, and other supplies to help the community recover. The small city of Woodsboro may be out of power for a month. Chris and the team were there all of Saturday, cooking food for people who lost everything, bringing supplies to those who need it, and providing help for those still digging through the mess Harvey left. There is still a lot of work left to do, but Cogent’s efforts made a significant difference!
Below you will see a video of the Cogent employees volunteering after the storm. Since that time, we have been accepting donations internally and externally. Please call (713) 554-1151 if you would like to leave some items.
Many of us know of family and friends that have been affected by a hurricane and/or flooding at some time in our lives. We know that the rebuilding of lives affected by a storm such as “Harvey” is something that takes time and money and the outpouring of support. Your generosity in advance is appreciated.
FEMA – file at disasterassistance.gov or 800-621-FEMA (3362). File for a Small Business Assistance loan. As a homeowner, you may borrow money to repair/replace your home.
As a homeowner or renter, you may borrow money to repair/replace property. Go to disasterloan.sba.gov or call 800-659-2955
LEGAL AID & QUESTION
Visit Texas Consumer Complaint Center for legal issues as a result of flooding.
Call the State Bar of Texas Disaster Hotline at 800-504-7030 to connect with legal aid providers in your area who can assist low-income families with replacing lost documents, insurance questions, landlord-tenant issues, etc.
If you or a loved one is experiencing anxiety or depression, trained mental health counselors are available and ready to help flood victims through a FREE help-line offered 24/7 indefinitely by Optum Health. Please call 866-342-6892.
Cogent Helping Each Employee Recover (CHEER)
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