(PICAYUNE, MS) – March 16, 2016 – Shale Support, LLC announced today that it is donating bulk sand as well as a 1,000 filled sand bags to the City of Picayune and Pearl River County residents to stop water from entering homes and businesses in the midst of the historic flooding the area is receiving.
With record flood levels exceeding those of Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac, the City of Picayune has declared a state of emergency, while residents prepare for more rainfall later this week.
“We have been bagging sand and preparing it for the city to pick up for the last 48 hours,” said Jeff Bartlam, co-founder and president of Shale Support. “As a large employer in area, we’re doing all we can to help residents, business owners and employees as the community prepares for more water. We take our responsibilities for corporate citizenship seriously and being part of the community requires us to help pull any and all available resources together during times of need to support our neighbors.”
Harvey Miller, director of operations for the City of Picayune and emergency management director stated, “Shale support is always there for us to provide people and services to our city and surrounding counties in times of crisis. Their assistance in providing sand for roads and bagging sand for residents has been greatly needed and appreciated.”
For more information on where residents can pick up sand, please visit the City of Picayune’s Facebook page.
“Giving back to the community is an essential to Shale Support,” said Scotti Bayman, HSE & quality control director. “We can only be as successful as the community we are a part of. We are dedicated to providing support whenever the need arises.”