In the wake of tragedy, UES employees came together to provide hope and assistance for fellow team members and their families who were severely impacted by Hurricane Ian, which caused unprecedented damage to areas of Southwest Florida.
With the generosity and quick action of caring team members, a successful donation drive amongst six offices across Florida allowed UES to send trucks filled to the brim with water, fuel, batteries, tarps, and other essentials to Southwest Florida within days after the storm struck. The thought of the devastation experienced by fellow UES team members continued to be top of mind for both employees in and outside of the state of Florida, looking for a way to provide support to those impacted.
Through setting up a GoFundMe account, UES team members across the country were able to show their support by contributing monetary donations and are proud to have raised over $25,000 between employee contributions and the company match to help 25 team members and their families who were severely impacted by the storm. Funds ranging from $300 to $1,400 were wired directly to recipients in late November, with amounts based on the level of impact of each individual/family.
During a catastrophic time for many, UES is humbled to have been able to bring even the smallest sense of relief to team members and their families. Below are several heartwarming thank you messages shared with us from those who received support.
“I would like to thank you and the entire team at Universal Engineering for all the help received during this trying time. Both Emotional and Financially support is greatly appreciated. We’re lucky to work for a company that takes the time to go the extra mile when needed.”
“Thank you so much! I am so blessed to be a part of this team. My family and I thank all of you.”
“I want to thank UES and everyone who donated. It means a lot to me and my family, and I am extremely humbled and proud to be a part of the UES family!”
“Thank you so much!! God bless Universal Engineering!!”
“I feel so blessed to be part of such a great company.”
“Thank you so much! I am humbled and couldn’t be more proud to be part of the UES team. This money WILL help. I already feel a sense of relief as it pertains to the bills we are scheduled to pay, knowing we have one less income this month. Thank you again!”
“Oh my! This is amazing news; you have no idea how much this helps my family. I am so grateful to UES and everyone who donated. Thank you all so much.”
“Awesome, thank you for the good news. This will be a help in getting my transportation situation figured out!”
“Oh my, how generous! I cannot tell you how much this means… I’m in tears right now! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”
UES Communications Team
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Orlando, Florida 32811