Spinx Sets Up Fund for S.C. Flooding Victims
GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Spinx Co. is reaching out to employees affected by the devastating floods that hit its home state.
The convenience store retailer has established the 2015 Hurricane Joaquin Employee Assistance Fund. It will aid Spinx employees who experienced losses caused by the severe and sustained wind and rain of Hurricane Joaquin, according to the retailer.
Headquartered in Greenville, Spinx has store locations and employees who live throughout the hardest hit areas of South Carolina.
"As a company with 17 stores and over 400 associates in the Columbia and Charleston regions, we felt compelled to help our teammates who were impacted by this disaster," said Stan Storti, president of Spinx. "We know the recovery will not be quick or easy, but we are committed to helping our neighbors and teammates get back on their feet."
Spinx has made the initial contribution to establish the fund, and is giving its nearly 1,400 associates the opportunity to contribute and help their teammates via payroll deduction.
"One of our core values at Spinx is to support our community and make it a better place to live, work and play," Storti said. "In this case, our own associates are part of the community that needs assistance, which made establishing the 2015 Hurricane Joaquin Employee Assistance Fund a top priority."
In an effort to help the communities Spinx serves, the company also dispatched a trailer of Spinx bottled water to the American Red Cross in Columbia for distribution on Oct. 7. The 20,000 bottles of water and nearly 1,700 gallon jugs will be distributed by the Red Cross to help meet the desperate need for clean drinking water in the affected areas.
Spinx operates 80 convenience retail stores in South Carolina.