Bringing floods, massive power outages, and general chaos, last October’s Hurricane Sandy had a devastating effect on our area. As a company headquartered in New Jersey, we rallied together to support relief efforts and contribute to the recovery of the Tri-State area, thus launching the Synchronoss Cares program.
The goal of the Synchronoss Cares program was to raise significant funds for three charities, fueling some friendly internal competition. The charities were the Everett Family Fund, Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund, and American Red Cross (NJ Chapter). A fourth team, Habitat for Humanity was designated to be the recipient of a bank of employee volunteer hours to be worked on in the coming months.
To date the combined efforts of the Synchronoss Cares teams raised $135,559.67 for the three charities and created a bank of 558 volunteer hours for Habitat For Humanity. The winning team, the Everett Family Fund, raised an impressive $81,884.01! Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund raised $42,139.33 and the American Red Cross (NJ Chapter) raised $11,536.33.
Thanks to each and every employee who participated in this effort, especially to the team leads: Sheri Horwitz (R&D) – Everett Family Fund, Stacie Hiras (Marketing) – Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund, Holly Marston (HR) – American Red Cross (NJ Chapter), and Heather Housman (Marketing) – Habitat for Humanity.
Their leadership sparked employee involvement and a creative competition all for a good cause. Thanks also to Dana Huppert (Legal) for her work in tracking, establishing bank accounts, and handling administration for each team. “Synchronoss Cares was a great way for our employees to come together as a team and provide support to the surrounding communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said Stephen Waldis. “I am deeply proud and truly appreciative of the extraordinary effort and results of this initiative.”