Fluor Employee Gives Back to More Than 700 Louisiana Flood Victims

Recent devastating floods in Louisiana lead one Fluor employee and his family to help feed displaced residents.
Monday, August 29, 2016 9:18 am EDT

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When devastating floods hit southeastern Louisiana, Christian Dornhorst – area construction lead on Dow’s CME turnaround project in Plaquemine – and his family came together to help feed more than 700 displaced residents and military first responders.

Over the course of two days, Dornhorst, his wife Amanda and two children – Ava, 4 and Austin, 2 – barbecued more than 250 pounds of brisket.

“It was a family affair,” says Dornhorst. “Without my wife’s help and my children’s cooperation, we wouldn’t have been able to pull it off.”

In a report by CNN, the Red Cross stated that recent flooding in Louisiana is now the worst natural disaster to occur in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The financial impacts of the devastation are still being assessed, but in the same report, Brad Kieserman, Red Cross' vice president of disaster services operations and logistics, said they anticipate it will cost at least $30 million.

According to Dornhorst, Fluor employees have come together to feed disaster victims before. This is just one example of Fluor employees’ ongoing commitment to serve the communities in which we live and work.  

While Dornhorst’s story of selflessness has gained national publicity – including interviews with several media outlets – he’s quick to point out that he’s just one volunteer in a massive effort.

“It’s amazing to watch,” he says. “Literally thousands of volunteers from every walk of life are there helping. What my family and I have done is just part of a larger movement.”

For more information on Dornhorst and his family’s efforts, visit this recent article in the Washington Post.

 

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Christian Dornhorst and his wife Amanda work together to feed victims of the recent floods in southeastern Louisiana.

  Ava Austin

Daddy’s little helpers, Ava and Austin Dornhorst, help serve meals to displaced residents and first responders.

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