Teleperformance, the global leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management, has partnered with Feed the Children to respond to the ongoing need in the areas affected by the destructive flooding that occurred during the historic storm system that struck the Midwest in late May. Teleperformance has sponsored three semi-trucks full of food and disaster relief supplies for the hardest hit areas in northeast Oklahoma.
Children and families affected in the surrounding areas of Tulsa, Miami and Cleveland, Okla., received a 25-pound box of shelf stable food; a 10-pound box of essentials such as shampoo and toothpaste; and additional bulk products such as snacks, paper goods and cleaning supplies. Through the help of local partners such as Catholic Charities, ESCAPE Ministries and Tulsa Dream Center, hundreds of families who need support were pre-identified to receive the donated items. The products given to affected families aim to reduce the effects of damage caused by the extreme weather and provide relief during their time of uncertainty.
“It’s important for us to continue to assist Oklahoma families while they’re finding a new normal after the horrible floods,” said Amber Gregory, employee engagement coordinator for Teleperformance. “The months following a natural disaster can be mentally and physically exhausting for those who were hit hardest. By working with nonprofit organizations like Feed the Children, we know we’re truly helping to provide hope for the future.”
The powerful combination of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms caused approximately 1,000 families to brace for the worst as the Arkansas River threated to swell to its highest level since 1986. Many towns saw more than 10 inches of rain over several days, causing mandatory evacuations and damages to countless homes in the area. The support provided by Teleperformance will help residents with basic daily essentials as they rebuild what they’ve lost. As local agencies are still assessing ongoing needs from the storms, Feed the Children will continue to provide hands-on support to those affected.
“Feed the Children remains dedicated to working with partners on the ground who can help identify need in northeast Oklahoma,” said John Ricketts, director of disaster services for Feed the Children. “Our neighbors still need our help. And with the help of Teleperformance, one of our generous long-term disaster relief partners, we can continue our work to provide resources to those affected by the storms.”