Hurricane Florence Affects Copart Family

Thousands of families were affected in the wake of Hurricane Florence. In these devastating times, Copart’s Catastrophe Response Team immediately begin vehicle recovery efforts and help communities rebuild and heal. What’s more, Copart makes sure to extend the same compassion and efforts to its employees.

Terrel Sutton, a four-year Copart veteran load operator from Yard 54, Raleigh, NC, and his family were displaced from their home during the flooding in North Carolina. The Suttons’ home had severe damage to its roof, allowing flooding and destruction of most of their property.

After hearing the news of the Sutton family’s home, GM of Copart’s Raleigh, NC location, Ashley King, reached out to Copart leadership to see if there was anything we could do.

Copart Director Rick Harris and a small team of Copart employees flew to Raleigh over the weekend and met the Sutton family. Through Harris, Copart provided the Sutton family with contractors to repair the roof and home, a hotel room for the duration of repair and food and restaurant gift certificates for any supplies and food they may need.


“It’s a real blessing for me that we’re able to help a member of the Copart family,” Harris said. “At the end of the day, belongings can be replaced. We’re just glad everyone is safe, and we’ll do whatever we can to make the Sutton family’s situation easier.”

All Copart employees are a part of the Copart family. When there is someone in need of help, we do not hesitate to lend a hand. It’s important that we take care of each other and continue to do so. It’s the Copart way.


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