In the wake of devastating floods in Louisiana, Atkins has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help aid in recovery and relief efforts.
The Red Cross has deemed the flooding in Louisiana the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on New York/New Jersey and the surrounding area in 2012. The organization predicts at least $30 million is needed for the relief effort in Louisiana and estimates as many as 110,000 homes have been affected, displacing countless people.
“Members of our Atkins family in Louisiana have been hit hard by the devastation, so that makes contributing to flood relief personal for us,” said Barry Schulz, chief operating officer, Atkins, North America. “We also have longtime clients in the state, and our hearts go out to them as well as all the residents within parishes that have been affected by this tragedy.”
In 2014, Atkins opened its Baton Rouge office to reinforce its commitment to serving communities throughout Louisiana. For more than 30 years, the firm has provided engineering and design services as well as scientific, program management and planning services to various Louisiana cities, municipalities and agencies including the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority–East and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District.
Through its nonprofit, The Atkins Foundation, the firm supports programs that improve the quality of life in local communities. In addition to public programs for those impacted by disasters, the Foundation focuses heavily on funding education initiatives that promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as public charities.
To join us in supporting Louisiana flood relief and recovery efforts, donate at redcross.org, call 1.800.RED CROSS (1.800.733.2767) or text the word LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation