Employees at the Chobani factory in Norwich, New York spent their Wednesday morning packing trucks to send to Houston.
They’ll keep doing this over the next few weeks. In total, they’ll send down more than 300,000 yogurts.
After Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas and again in Louisiana, Chobani workers said they knew they wanted to make a difference.
In addition to the yogurt, they’re donating to the charity Save the Children.
Every dollar an employee gives, the company will match.
Cathy Topple from Central New York is working for the Red Cross in San Antonio.
Cathy is heading the donation effort in Texas. She said, the people have “lost everything. It’s really heartbreaking. You can see the sadness when you go to the shelters,” She said Hurricane Harvey has brought out the best in people. Area hotels are filled to the brim with volunteers coming from all over the country to help.
You can help locally. $5K in ten hours is the goal this Friday at the Royal Auto Group from 7am to 5pm. Look for the fire truck. Volunteers will be collecting money. Either cash or checks to the Red Cross.
Clothing, medical supplies and more can be dropped off to Stupid Choppers, West Road in Cortland this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm. Please box your donations. Thanks to Page Transportation.