In the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and to support a co-worker whose entire family is trying to cope on the beleaguered Caribbean island, employees of Larson Design Group in Beaver and Wexford are donating items of canned goods in addition to funds to provide badly needed relief.
LDG geospatial project manager, Nahum Sanchez in Wexford, a native of Puerto Rico and a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, will carry the goods and join with others to collect additional donations on Sat., Sept. 30 in at the Guardian Storage facility at 350 Old Haymaker Road in Monroeville.
As part of an existing, firmwide effort to collect canned goods in creative ways, LDG’s foodstuffs already had been assembled and formed into a “Shell Soup’n Cracker Plant” sculpture in its Beaver office. The sculpture resembled the $6 billion petrochemical plant in Beaver County, including the blue Ohio River, green surroundings and structures within the site including buildings and stacks.
Said Sanchez, “My family is still without power and running water and waiting for FEMA support. It’s starting to become a real humanitarian crisis back home because of lack of food, supplies, gasoline and basic needs. The power grid infrastructure suffered almost 100% damage and there might be areas that will not get power back for months. Most people are living in areas where no help has arrived, there are still active search and rescue missions and a lot of people I know, including myself, have not heard back from family or friends because cell service is at 25% for the whole island, at best.