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Ways to help employees in the Mississippi and Louisiana areas.

Keep in mind that employees experiencing disaster might not be able to access emails.

A simple text from a manager goes a long way to show support and care.

Here are some other things you can do:


Proactively come up with 3-5 thoughtful ideas to help before you reach out to employees.

Then make these 3-5 thoughtful ideas a standard should any other disastrous or misfortune happen in the future.


When you reach out to employees, say something like:

I am sending light and love to you, your family, and those affected right now. We are prepared to do all we can to support you through this. As a start, we can and will... Here are some things we can do to help:

  • Move or reschedule meetings

  • Record internal meetings that they'd like to be a part of but can't attend

  • Proceed with grace and give space; we know this is a challenging time

  • Take paid time off - don't have paid time off, we will pay you anyway

  • Connect with a [name the organization] local to MS/LA community organization and provide support where needed

  • Create a 'care and needs' form for employees impacted to complete and request when they have an immediate need.

Message to managers: Keep in mind that employees experiencing disaster might not be able to access emails. A simple text from a manager goes a long way to show support and care. All it takes is a quick note to say, "No need to respond. Thinking of you. If I can help in any way, let me know." Remember, it is free to be kind, and humanity in the workplace goes a long way.

Check out the article from an employee's perspective when Texas was going through the winter disaster.

Light and Love,

Charisse Fontes


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