Hy-Vee deploys disaster relief team to help Hurricane Idalia victims in Florida
Hy-Vee Inc. announced that it would start deploying its Disaster Relief Team on Sept. 2 to locations in Florida struck by Hurricane Idalia. The team going to Florida took Hy-Vee’s mobile command center, five Hy-Vee rapid response pickup trucks and 10 Hy-Vee semitrailers carrying 217,728 bottles of water, more than 3,400 20-pound bags of ice, paper products and electrolyte drink mix. Hy-Vee employees also have been working with Operation BBQ Relief to help provide up to 80,000 meals to disaster responders and Florida residents who have been affected by the hurricane. Hy-Vee’s Disaster Relief Team has been working with local emergency responders, food banks and nonprofits to assist with efforts specifically in Live Oak, Fla. The team includes 26 Hy-Vee employees who are assisting in a 10-day response effort.