Cooper Electric’s Fairfield branch location partnered with the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) to provide generators to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit the island. Hurricane Maria brought death and destruction when it hit Puerto Rico on September 20th, and weeks later, much of the island was still without power, with massive food and water shortages. Cooper Electric worked with ILA members to pick up the generators and package everything in two 40-foot containers, which were donated by Integrated/C&C company. ILA handled the transportation of the generators, along with other donated goods, to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
“It took a lot of coordination from a lot of great organizations, Cooper Electric being one of them. Our people in Puerto Rico were truly appreciative for the help, and all of us at the ILA genuinely appreciated your assistance in our efforts. I look forward to working together in the future, and a big thanks to Cooper Electric for their assistance in the effort,” Josh Hertzberg, Director of Business Operations at International Longshoremen's Association.
“What the ILA association did was amazing and it left me with a sense of what humanity can accomplish when there are people in need of help. We will continue the relationship and continue helping in their efforts moving forward,” Dean Cosentino, Fairfield Branch Manager, Cooper Electric.
Photo: Cooper Electric Fairfield staff shown with International Longshoremen Association to provide generators to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.
From left to right (top): Linda Maia-Lopes, Director Digital Marketing and Business Development; Beth Yocum, Asst Branch Manager; Dean Cosentino, Branch Manager; ILA group and customers of Cooper Fairfield; Randy Montgomery, Regional Manager; John Amato, Fairfield branch inside sales; Margaret Mahoney, Marketing Specialist
From left to right (bottom): Jose Zach Sol, Fairfield branch warehouse; Brett Bially, Fairfield branch counter; and Mike Hetherington, Fairfield branch counter
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