Archive for the ‘efforts’ Category

Northeast Flood Response

September 6th, 2018 | efforts | Comments Off

Throughout the summer of 2018 multiple communities in the Northeast have been devastated by floods, and sadly some communities were hit twice just weeks apart. When hundreds of homes flood, one way to really make a difference is to help communities remove all of their destroyed belongings. Not only is it hazardous to their health to keep the debris around, but it is mentally overwhelming to be surrounded by what remains of their homes. Removing the debris quickly from homes and the streets gives the community a sense of normalcy that is hard to find when a disaster like this happens.

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Helping Hand For Tornado Victims

September 6th, 2018 | efforts | Comments Off

On Sunday, April 15th, a tornado touched down in Greensboro, North Carolina leaving thousands of homeowners with significant damage to their homes and cars. Some lost their roofs; many large trees were toppled onto houses and windows were blown out or shattered. There were so many families that needed help and with the help of one of our partners, Lowe’s we were able to organize volunteers from 14 different stores and help dozens of families remove trees from their homes and get their home sites cleaned up

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Hidalgo County, Texas

September 6th, 2018 | efforts | Comments Off

June was a difficult time for many in Hidalgo County, TX where multiple cities and thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed from 16 inches of rain. Though it wasn’t covered extensively on the news, we can tell you from being here first hand that the damage is widespread, spanning 5 cities and affecting thousands trying to figure out how to clean up and rebuild. With the help of 64 volunteers we were able to clean out flooded homes, tarp roofs, hand out 220 buckets full of cleaning supplies and give some hugs along the way.

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2017 Year in Review

January 25th, 2018 | efforts | Comments Off

Between tornadoes, floods and hurricanes, 2017 was a record-breaking year. The Team responded to 15 communities from Pennsylvania to Texas.

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In Florida Alongside Jimmie Johnson

September 26th, 2017 | efforts | Comments Off

First Response Team of America partnered with NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and dozens of Lowe’s Home Improvement volunteers to jumpstart the recovery in Florida after Hurricane Irma.

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Helping in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

August 29th, 2017 | efforts | Comments Off

Volunteers with RAM Nation joined the Team in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to help the communities of Rockport and Aransas Pass, TX.

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