City Employees Give Generously to Sandy Relief

Employees throughout the City of Seattle gave generously to Hurricane Sandy relief, raising nearly $75,000 in support.

 

Photo of Seattle City Light lineworker helping with Hurricane Sandy power restoration in Long Island, NY.

Seattle City Light lineworkers helped restore power in Long Island after Hurricane Sandy. Now, City Employees have given generously to Sandy relief.

Employees throughout the City of Seattle gave generously to Hurricane Sandy relief, raising nearly $75,000 in support.

City employees had three options for giving direct help to those in need – donating up to 20 hours of accrued and unused vacation hours, making a one-time donation from their paycheck, or donating directly to the Red Cross. Seattle City Light employees gave more than $1,000 through a one-time donation and nearly $4,500 through the vacation donation option.

Superstorm Sandy battered the Northeast in November, killing moe than 100 people, destroying entire communities in New York and New Jersey, and leaving 8 million homes without power.

Seattle City Light sent 14 employees and four trucks to New York to help the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) restore service to its customers.