We were not planning to work the evening of February 16 because I had to shut down all operations the night before. I got a phone call that morning saying the hospitals were in dire need of water and I told them we had shut down all operations and could not do it.
But it weighed on my heart and couldn’t let the folks up there go without heat. Shreveport water system was down and all of the hospitals’ heat systems run off of water. They were in a panic and didn’t know how they were going to get water to their boiler to keep the heat system going for all the patients to stay warm. We also helped out with nursing homes.
The selfless group of people we have at CNC jumped right in to help in a time of need. We were able to get water to Christus Highland, Ochsner LSU Health Systems, Willis-Knighton Pierremont, Willis-Knighton North and Progressive Care Center. We love our community and wanted to help out wherever needed. Thank you to James Caskey, Kris Cooper, Jamie Burford and Brian Sneed for all your help!
In addition, CNC construction crew joined the efforts with motor graders across the area and were able to get ice off some problem roads where there were multiple wrecks. CNC water trucks were able to provide over 100,000 gallons of water alongside the National Guard! A special thanks to all my guys working around the clock at the hospitals. I can’t thank our CNC team enough.
There are so many people to thank that helped put this together. I am overwhelmed with all the love and support everyone has shown me and my team. Thanks y’all! We live in the best community! It’s truly a work of heart. People helping people.
-Colton Sanders, owner of CNC