On September 7, 2017, Puerto Rico was faced with a devastating climatic condition, the Hurricane Irma. The hurricane left about one million residents with electricity, but efforts were made to restore power to the majority of them. However, about 60,000 people were still not connected because of Hurricane Maria. Two weeks later, another disaster struck the Island, this time category five storm. Strong winds moving at over 155 mph and more than 30 hours of rain left more destruction on homes, roads and other energy and transport infrastructure. Local authorities estimated the damages caused by the storm at about $90 million (Ideamensch).
Support Offered by the American Red Cross
The organization has done tremendous work before and after the disaster occurred in Puerto Rico. Its employees and volunteers were on the ground assisting the affected people. They collaborated with federal and corporate partners to mobilize volunteers and resources to assist those in need. Some of the items donated by Red Cross include food, water, work gloves, insect repellant, cleanup kits and more. In addition, to help those who require urgent medical attention, Red Cross sent EMTs and nurses to address those needs.
About Glen Wakeman
Glen Wakeman is recognized in many fields as an investor, entrepreneur, business executive, and mentor. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of LunchPad Holdings LLC, a firm he co-founded in 2015. Wakeman has been providing training sessions to fellow CEOs who want to improve their management skills. One of his teachings is about the importance of assisting local communities. For instance, Glen Wakeman recently contributed $1,000 to The American Red Cross.
Wakeman studied at the University of Scranton and received a BS in Economics and Finance in 1981 (http://blogwebpedia.com/ceo-glen-wakeman-demands.html#.WgYyXbaZOqA). In 1993, he graduated from the University of Chicago with MBA in Finance. He kick-off his career at GE Capital serving in the business development and P&L positions. Glen’s work includes mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, new market entry, start-ups and more. As a successful investor, Glen Wakeman has been writing posting blogs about several issues such as emerging markets, strategy, international fiscal matters and others as a way of sharing insights with other investors and executives.