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Looking Back on the 2015 Tornado Season

July 22nd, 2015 | efforts | Comments Off

From a Christmas Eve response in Mississippi to several months of traveling up and down the Midwest, 2015 has been a busy year for the Team. Stretching from Illinois to Texas, we’ve responded to 11 communities this year throughout an active tornado season and record-breaking floods in the south. Here’s a look at the year so far, as we transition and prepare for hurricane season.

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Team Partners with RAM Nation

July 15th, 2015 | efforts | Comments Off

Historic flooding devastated the once cute and quaint town of Wimberley, TX. Fran Barrington, Wimberley resident and flood survivor, found herself overwhelmed after recently undergoing a double lung transplant. She was rescued from her second story window only to later return to a waterlogged home. By implementing a Ram Nation service project, Fran had more help than she could have imagined to begin her recovery process.

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Team Works in Van, Texas after Tornado

July 15th, 2015 | efforts | Comments Off

We see it at every disaster, but an empowering sense of community was especially evident in Van, where an EF-3 tornado devastated 30% of the small town. Destruction aside, it was heartwarming to work next to friends, neighbors, and strangers volunteering their time and hard work to help those experiencing these tough times.

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Helping Families after Fairdale, IL Tornado

July 15th, 2015 | efforts | Comments Off

We give our best efforts to pre-position for storms. With strategic positioning, we were able to arrive to Fairdale, IL within 4 hours after an EF-4 tornado left 50 miles of destruction. Welcomed by the local volunteer fire department, we worked hand in hand with emergency officials in search and rescue operations.

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Introducing our Newest Team Member

March 5th, 2015 | efforts | 1 Comment

Nga Chau brings her empathy for those in need and shares our passion for helping others. The Weather Channel illustrates the dichotomy of Nga’s life between Parkinson’s research at Johns Hopkins and her role as a first responder.

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Team Responds to MS on Christmas Eve

February 5th, 2015 | efforts | Comments Off

Columbia, MS faced a very different holiday this year after an EF-3 tornado devastated the town right before Christmas. The Team arrived on Christmas Eve and helped families dig through the rubble to save anything they could. Although all of the gifts were lost this year, Columbia, MS was reminded that the Christmas spirit is in our hearts and the greatest gift is another day with the ones you love.

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