Associa, the nation’s largest community association management firm, is making a dramatic impact with its humanitarian and restoration efforts in the hardest hit regions of Los Cabos, Mexico in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.
It’s been only two weeks since the Category 3 hurricane came ashore, and thanks in part to Associa’s quick response, the region is already showing signs of resurgence as survival supplies have arrived and reconstruction within communities is underway. The company’s non-profit agency, Associa Cares, gave more than $100,000 to families in need and so far Associa is one of the only organizations able to bring construction supplies into the country via ground and air.
“We just received our third airfreight shipment of supplies and have been working non-stop for almost a week with our restoration experts on the ground,” says Associa Senior Vice President Chris Harrison, who is personally assisting with the efforts in Mexico.
The majority of all properties in the area suffered moderate to severe damage, including the Associa Mexico office and 15 Associa-managed communities. More than half of those communities have been fully restored throughout the common areas including debris clean-up, pool restoration, landscaping remodeling and safety and security measures taken to board-up broken out windows and doors.
“I’m extremely impressed with how quickly our Associa teams put the crisis plans into action and worked tirelessly to face any and all issues that arose,” says Associa Executive Vice President & COO Joey Carona. “You have plans for things like this, but until it happens you just don’t know how you’ll truly react. I’ve got to say the Associa family has shown its true spirit and commitment to taking care of its employees and communities, and I couldn’t be more proud.”
Building successful communities for 35 years, Associa is North America’s largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.