For the complete set of photo’s Rhonda sent over click here.
Rhonda knew she was into a major project within minutes of the storm arriving. The Maintenance staff had gone home for the day, so she placed calls to each one and within ten minutes (!), they had all assembled. (The Maintenance Manager, Kelly, has been out the last few weeks, dealing with health issues, so Rhonda has added the duties of interim Maintenance Manager.)
They jumped in, starting with making the streets passable, assisted by many of the year-round residents. “It just so heartwarming,” Rhonda told us, “how the people at The Resort are a family. That’s always true, but in a crisis, it’s even moreso than usual.” She extended her thanks to summer-care folks, saying, “They were there, making sure they did everything they could for the residents. A big thank-you to them.”
At midnight that night, Rhonda sent the crew home, knowing that they would be back at their usual starting time of 5AM. She carried on through most of the night, helping residents and assessing what the maintenance team should start on the next day.
After clearing the streets, the priority was to make sure everything was secure. Then, they could tackle challenges like saving trees. Here they are, working to save one of the ficus trees: