28 Aug '15, 11pm

Regional director Jennifer Hicks recalls Hurricane Katrina & shares how Starbucks rebuilt.

A decade ago Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast, leading to one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in U.S. history. This weekend, as residents of New Orleans mark the 10th anniversary, many Starbucks partners (employees) will participate in a Citywide Day of Service to continue giving back to the historical city. In a personal essay below, Starbucks regional director Jennifer Hicks recalls the day Katrina made landfall, and she shares how Starbucks partners and customers have rebuilt their lives since that time in 2005. At the time Katrina hit, I was a district manager with stores in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles, Louisiana. I didn’t think it was going to be much of a storm. Two fellow district managers, who lived in New Orleans, evacuated to my house. We had dinner and tracked our partners to make sure they were safe. We treated it like...

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