Eurest Services Provides Hands On Hurricane Relief

November 18, 2019

As a proud sector of Compass Group, Eurest Services goes the extra mile to help the communities we serve, whether that means investing time, providing financial resources, or offering manpower. Eurest Services often does this through partnering with organizations to bring food, supplies, and aid to those in need during times of crisis.

Eurest Services encourages associates to volunteer and contribute to this community building mindset– even if it means they need to take time away from work to pursue projects or causes, they are passionate about.

Hurricane Dorian is currently the worst natural disaster on record for the Bahamas. The Category 5 storm brought winds of over 180 MPH and flooding that destroyed many community buildings and homes. Abaco was severely damaged, accounting for 49 of the 58 reported deaths.

Oliver Sach, Division Vice President of Eurest Services, knew he could assist this devastated community. “I called David [Eurest Services President] and asked him if I could leave the following day for the Bahamas. He said ‘Of course. No problem,’” he recalls.

Oliver joined his neighbor and the Green Turtle Cay Foundation, to provide hands-on relief work for the Bahamian people. The group of 17 spent five days focused on re-roofing key public buildings. “We completed 8 roofs, including the elementary school, food bank, general store, relief supplies storage building and other critical structures.” $1.2 million was raised in those five days alone which directly funded supplies and relief workers.

Compass Group is a company made up of people just like Oliver, people that take their responsibility as a global citizen seriously. “For me, helping the community means more than just my neighborhood. It is about helping people in need, anywhere. If I can make an impact, maybe others will too.”