LUMBERTON, TX , March 28, 2016 (Newswire.com) - What started as a supply drive for area flood victims has turned into a true team effort as employees of Altus Emergency Centers, led by Chairman & CEO Taseer Badar of ZT Wealth, prepare to join disaster recovery groups next week as they work to clear and rebuild communities devastated by recent floods.
On March 15, a free snowcone event at the Lumberton emergency center became an impromptu donation center for surrounding residents, who gave water, clothes, food and cash to benefit a multitude of temporary shelters housing families from all over East and Southeast Texas. The following week, the ER donated 25 cases of water to a drive hosted by the Lumberton Chamber of Commerce, which also benefited flood victims. Next week, the team will put their boots on the ground and join other volunteers as they work to rebuild devastated communities.
An estimated 2,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in Orange and Newton counties earlier this month by historic flooding that resulted in a federal disaster declaration for three counties. Areas like Deweyville sustained roof-high water to schools and homes in the worst Sabine River flood since the late 1880s.
About Altus Emergency Centers:
A leading provider in high-quality emergency healthcare, Altus Emergency Center currently operates successful freestanding emergency rooms in Baytown, Lake Jackson and Lumberton; with new centers opening in Lufkin and Waxahachie later this year. Every Altus Emergency Center is equipped with first-class equipment, including X-ray, CT scans and a diagnostic lab on-site. With physicians and nurses trained in emergency medicine, each Altus team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays.
For more information on Altus Emergency Centers, visit www.altusemergency.com.
About Altus Health:
Headquartered in Pearland, Texas, Altus Health was established in 2004 by a network of vested, forward-thinking physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care at the most affordable cost. Since its inception, Altus Health has grown to a network of more than 1,600 physicians with facilities across Texas and Nevada that include a surgical hospital, surgical centers, cancer centers, imaging centers, sleep centers, inpatient and outpatient hospice care and freestanding emergency centers. Altus Health continues to push the frontier of healthcare services by developing innovative solutions for physicians, patients and communities. For more information, visit www.altushealthsystem.com.