An unprecedented amount of rain and flooding from Hurricane Joaquin has wreaked havoc on residents in South Carolina, which has resulted in mass evacuations with at least 16 counties declared disaster areas. To help those in need, QCD partnered with Atlanta Chick-fil-A Operators and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. to deliver 1,080 cases of Dasani water to the Columbia area flood victims, which equates to approximately 25,000 bottles of water.
“We appreciate the partnership of QCD so much in responding to this emergency,” said David Myers, Chick-fil-A Operator in Camden, South Carolina.
The Atlanta Chick-fil-A Operators donated the water, while QCD delivered the pallets free of charge and distributed to all of the water stations in the city as well as to the emergency shelters and recovery centers for the citizens who have been displaced from their homes.
“Chris Darley from the Atlanta Operators group called me and asked what he could do to help and before I had a chance to tell him, he said that regardless of what I said they were going to help,” said Britt Simms, Chick-fil-A Operator in Columbia, South Carolina.
The Columbia community has been severely impacted by this storm, and the generosity of the Atlanta area Chick-fil-A Operators and Support Center, as well as Coca-Cola and QCD executed a much needed donation with zero hesitation. As a former driver for Golden State Foods for 10 years starting in 1983, Pete DelGiorno, now the General Manager of QCD in Charlotte, North Carolina, was proud to get behind the wheel again to make the delivery himself.