Goldman Sachs Employees Volunteer to Help Puerto Rico in Hurricane Relief Effort
Over 500 Goldman Sachs employees recently packaged more than 100,000 meals in one day to support the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria.
The event was held at the firm’s offices in New York and New Jersey on October 27th in partnership with The Pack Shack, a national hunger relief organization, and Convoy of Hope, which facilitates the delivery of food and emergency supplies to communities in need around the world.
The project, organized through the firm’s Community TeamWorks (CTW) program and the Hispanic/Latino employee network, included the largest number of participants for any single project in the twenty-one year history of CTW. Goldman Sachs board members Adebayo Ogunlesi, M. Michele Burns and David Viniar also helped volunteers with packing meals. Jersey City Deputy Mayor Marcos Vigil, Councilman Daniel Rivera and Director of Cultural Affairs Christine Goodman visited the Jersey City office to learn more about the firm’s relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
“This Community TeamWorks project galvanized people at every level of the firm to make a positive difference for a community in need,” said Lisa Hancock, a vice president in the firm’s Office of Corporate Engagement. “We were thrilled by the turnout, knowing that every individual we engaged directly impacted the number of meals we were able to package for the people of Puerto Rico.”