As a new resident to Florida, Hurricane Irma was my first hurricane experience. It was an incredible experience. The build up and preparations were exhausting. The hurricane itself was amazingly powerful. Thirty hours of staying home with no electricity and nothing to do but listen to nature. And she had a powerful message. The aftermath was extremely difficult with no power for 8 long days. My first hot meal after the long lapse was incredibly memorable.
The two powerful hurricanes are reminders of the strength of nature. But as I saw property destroyed and possessions vanished, I was also reminded of how strong we are as people when we stand together. Together with our families, communities, neighborhoods, and clients. Together to rebuild and restore.
I am proud to work with the team at Luminous and see the positive attitude of our team in preparing for Hurricane Irma, and in the days following the storm. With no power or phones but always smiling and willing to serve whomever needed us, whatever it took ... It is together that we persevere. This spirit has continued as we drive our glass throughout the State to make deliveries and as we pack containers and crates for our Caribbean clients and partners. Our drivers are working extra long hours to cover more distant parts of Florida impacted by Irma. We will soon start shipping to Puerto Rico, which makes me happy to know we are doing our part and can deliver quality products to the Island.
We remain committed to our neighbors and partners. Now through the end of October we will make one dollar donation for each sale to the American Red Cross humanitarian efforts that assist victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
We thank you for your continued loyalty and friendship and hope to speak with you soon!
On a personal note, our company has an employee who was in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria and who we have not been able to reach for three weeks. Ana has worked for Luminous Glass for almost six years and has helped build our company. She is the person who always has the fun holiday outfit that makes us smile. We miss her dearly. We pray for her and her family. Please send her your thoughts and prayers during this time which must be incredibly trying for her.
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