WWT Family & Friends, 

I write to you today with a heavy heart. The devastation and loss of life caused by the massive outbreak of deadly tornadoes last week reinforces to us the message found in the book of James, that "our lives are but a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes." These tragic events remind us that life is so precious and should never be taken for granted.   

While we are all grateful and thankful that WWT employees remained safe and our buildings were untouched by nature's fury, we also grieve for those who have lost loved ones, especially our Amazon neighbors in Edwardsville, IL. We have seen all too many times the random selection of tornadoes as they sweep through areas, but this time it hit so very close to us. I am filled with gratitude and praise God that our WWT family and facilities remained safe, but I mourn deeply and continue to pray for the families who did not escape the storm.   

I learned our Edwardsville teams had just gone through a business continuity planning exercise and am very grateful to the leadership team for the intentional preparation that helped our team members remain safe. The actions of our leadership and all team members directly contributed to the wellbeing of everyone. Thank you for keeping safety top of mind and adhering to protection protocols in a crisis situation. 

As we move forward this holiday season, I ask you please continue to keep our neighbors and all those who have lost family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Psalm 34:18 promises, "The Lord is near to the broken hearted and saves the crushed in spirit."   

World Wide Technology is here to serve others, and we will be stepping up to help our neighbors. Many of our employees have already reached out to ask how they could be of assistance. During the Year-End Corporate Update tomorrow, you will learn more about how WWT is leaning in to provide support, as well as how you can offer help.    

Thank you for your compassionate hearts and willingness to serve our neighbors!    

At times such as this, we are reminded how important it is to make the most of the short time we have on this planet and to show kindness to one another. May God's abundant blessings be upon you and your precious families this holiday season.   

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and a happy holiday season to all!   

God bless,