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Wendy's Disaster Relief Efforts

Date: 10/16/2005

Wendy's Disaster Relief Efforts

Members of the Wendy's Family are coming together to help one another in the wake of the devastation and loss from Hurricane Katrina.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by this terrible tragedy. We're working to locate our employees and assisting them in this time of urgent need," said Tom Mueller, president and chief operating officer of Wendy's North America.

Wendy's is reaching out to the estimated 2,500 Wendy's employees who are out of work as a result of the storm. Our biggest challenge is to locate these employees and make sure they and their families are safe. Toll-free numbers have been established and we are urging these employees to call: 888/977-3256 or 800/720-4082. If you're an employee from one of the affected restaurants, please click on the link below for more information.

Company employees that have been impacted by Katrina will continue to receive their paychecks. Wendy's will attempt to find alternative employment for those who have relocated. Each company employee will also receive a stipend to help them meet immediate, pressing needs. The cost of these efforts is expected to exceed $2 million.

In addition, Wendy's is establishing a relief fund for employees of the franchised restaurants that were affected by the storm. Members of the Wendy's Family are welcome to contribute to this fund, or to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army or other disaster-relief organizations.

To Wendy's employees affected by Hurricane Katrina

Additional Links for Those in Need

Following are additional links to organizations that are providing assistance to people along the gulf coast who were affected by the storm. Please share this information with others in your organization as needed.

To locate loved ones and to tell loved ones where you are:
Salvation Army's Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN)

National Next of Kin Registry

International Red Cross Locate People Lists

To file a claim with FEMA:

To file for Unemployment:

Other links are available at this government site: