August 18, 2016–In the wake of historic flooding across South Louisiana, Acadian has established an Employee Assistance Fund for those employees who suffered damage and losses.
During the storm response, Acadian activated more than 60 additional ambulances and crews, and assisted in the evacuation of hospitals, nursing facilities and prisons across their affected service area. Additional crews from Acadian’s Texas operations came in to assist with the load.
Although Acadian’s operations never ceased during rising floodwaters, many of Acadian’s medics and employees experienced flooded homes and vehicles. It is a testament to their dedication that many employees still reported for work, helping to rescue residents and treat the injured, while facing their own tragedies.
“Our company has more than 100 employees whose homes flooded and suffered substantial damage. We are working with those employees to help them meet their families’ immediate needs and are working to develop other methods of support to help them through what will be a long and tedious recovery and rebuilding process,” said Acadian Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag.
The Employee Assistance Fund is administered through the Community Foundation of Acadiana, a Lafayette, Louisiana-based 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization. Donations will be facilitated through the secure link below, and funds will be distributed to employees throughout Louisiana who have been affected.
Zuschlag shared this video memo with Acadian employees through the company intranet on Thursday, August 18, and we would like to share with you as well.
To make donations to the Acadian Employee Assistance Fund, visit: www.AcadianGiving.com
Acadian Ambulance is one of the largest ambulance services in the nation, offering emergency and non-emergency transportation to areas in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.