One Impulse in Times of Need
We believe in treating our employees and the communities we serve like family. That’s why in times of need, Core-Mark commits to providing relief and assistance wherever possible.
When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, Core-Mark acted with urgency. We used our own trucks and expansive supply chain to deliver food and water to first responders and customers in affected areas.
For employees who were displaced from their homes due to flooding, Core-Mark created a relief fund via GoFundMe. With company-wide support, the funds covered hotel rooms and assisted affected employees during their recovery time. “You do it because it’s the right thing to do and don’t expect anything back because the people impacted have enough going on. You’re just trying to make it a little easier for them,” said Jerry Bell, the Director of Finance and former Division President, Fort Worth.
In 2018, California wildfires ravaged the West Coast, and once again our team rallied around the community. We sent over 2,500 cases of water to residents and firefighters on the front lines and offered our employees reimbursement for hotels, moving costs and ongoing support. “Seeing the drivers and employees who went out of their way to continue delivering to stores and helping those impacted just showed how connected they were as a team and as a family,” said Sacramento-based Human Resources Generalist, Stephanie Erwin.
“If an employee comes forward and discloses to needing assistance, we never turn a blind eye.” – Megan White, Director of Total Rewards
Core-Mark devotes time and resources to assist during natural disasters, but we are also committed to helping employees who face challenges on a much smaller scale. “If an employee comes forward and discloses to needing assistance, we never turn a blind eye. Core-Mark is always there to help,” said Megan White, the director of Total Rewards.
The passionate support our employees show each other during hard times shows the strength, kindness and heart in everyone across the Core-Mark family. “If you talk to anyone who’s been with the company for any length of time, you’ll see that this is always who we’ve been. We live and breathe our company values,” said Bell. Those values run deep, connect us and show us the power of one, strengthened by all.