Houston Strong: Macy’s Associates Come Together

Hurricane Harvey may have caused widespread damage, but at Macy’s, our Associates come together and support each other in challenging times.

When Macy’s Associates learned how Hurricane Harvey had affected their fellow Associates, they couldn’t wait to lend a helping hand. We were amazed by all the effort to provide hurricane relief. In particular, we were moved by the Associate Donation Centers created in our Houston-area Macy’s locations, specifically, Macy’s Almeda Mall and Macy’s Men’s/Furniture Willowbrook Mall.

Macy’s teams collaborated quickly to create Associate Donation Centers to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Within hours, the teams delivered the first shipments of supplies to the centers. Individuals and families personally affected by the hurricane were able to “shop” for much-needed supplies and clothing. It was a special way of doing what we do best at Macy’s, and helping out communities that needed it.

“We talk about our company being flexible, quick and fast; this was probably one of the best examples I’ve ever seen of that,” said Wayne Lebanowski, regional vice president for Macy’s Operations South Region. “This moved so quickly because our Associates gave more than 1,000 hours of volunteer time. In my 39 years with the company, we’ve always been an amazing caring organization – and a family.”

We travelled to Houston to visit with the local team and learn more about these Associate Donation Centers.

Macy's South region is now activating a Hurricane Donation Center to support our Associates and their families in Puerto Rico who are impacted by Hurricane Maria. A container filled with clothing, household goods, water, batteries, and basic necessities ships out on September 22.


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