The idea for the Winn Employee Relief Fund grew out of Hurricane Florence, which brought historic rains and flooding to the United States in September 2018. The hurricane impacted all 215 WinnMilitary team members who manage homes for service members and their families living at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point, two key Marine Corps bases in North Carolina. Our colleagues faced daily struggles. Many suffered dramatic property damage; several lost their homes completely. Others lost vehicles and were displaced due to flooding, downed trees and power outages.
Within days, WinnCompanies team members from across the country raised more than $29,000 to help. The company itself provided a $25,000 matching donation. This event, along with the memory of other employee hardships that had occurred over the years, fueled the movement to create a standing non-profit fund that can provide financial assistance to our co-workers in times of desperate need.
The Winn Employee Relief Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations made to the Fund are deemed tax-deductible charitable contributions. Grants provided by the Fund are deemed tax-free gifts.
The names of donors and the amount of donations will remain confidential.