SERVE Letter February 2022
We wanted to take this time to introduce you to Mike Whitcomb’s two sons, Rob and Andy, as they take on more of an ownership role within our company. First up, the older of the two, Rob. Rob received his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Alabama in 2011. He essentially started the company with his father back in 2011 after the devastating tornados that hit Tuscaloosa. Rob now acts as our Chief Operating Officer. Rob married his wife, Chanley, in 2016 after his sister, who worked with her at Children's Hospital, introduced them. Their two Huskies, Izzy and Layla, rule the house with their beautiful one year old daughter, Sunny. You will be hearing more from Rob throughout the next couple of months.
—Rob and Andy Whitcomb
An ice storm is a type of winter storm characterized by freezing rain, also known as a glaze event or, in some parts of the United States, as a silver thaw. The U.S. National Weather Service defines an ice storm as a storm which results in the accumulation of at least 0.25-inch of ice on exposed surfaces. Heavy accumulations of ice can bring down trees and topple utility poles and communication towers. Ice can disrupt communications and power for days while utility companies repair extensive damage. Even small accumulations of ice can be extremely dangerous to motorists and pedestrians.
Safety Tips for Ice Storms
- Stay inside and dress in warm, layered clothing.
- Close off unneeded rooms.
- When using an alternative heat source, follow operating instructions, use fire safeguards and be sure to properly ventilate.
- Stuff towels and rags underneath doors to keep the heat in.
- Cover windows at night.
If Alabama sees a surprise ice storm this winter, stay safe and please give us a call. 1-800-699-1970.
Some of our Brookstone team was fortunate enough to volunteer at the Feed My Starving Children's (FMSC) packing event this past month. At this event, we were able to help package "manapacks" that will help feed thousands of starving children around the world. FMSC meals are developed by food science and nutrition professionals to supplement nutritional needs and reduce problems with malnutrition. Nutrition allows children to grow, thrive and develop to their full potential. We actually were able to help them reach their one-millionth meal packed at our facility and had fun while doing it. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, check out their "Ways to Give" page on their website here.