August 21, 2021: Waverly, TN
In the wake of a catastrophic flood that took the lives of 18 people, the Team is working alongside the Tennessee Rangers in Waverly, TN with our heavy equipment to help look for those who are missing, clear debris and help families find their belongings. It’s a small enough community where everyone knows each other and the loss of neighbors and loved ones is truly devastating.
March 25, 2021: Serving Alabama
Since January we’ve been helping in Alabama, first with hurricane cleanup and then in the aftermath of multiple tornadoes that touched down in Birmingham and surrounding communities. It’s meaningful to be here and help these tight-knit communities and to hear incredible stories of neighbors rescuing one another from the rubble.
August 27, 2020: Hurricane Laura
The amount of widespread damage caused by Hurricane Laura is hard to put into words. You could drive around for days and still not be able to see all homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure that has been destroyed. We’ve been helping in Lake Charles, Louisiana and have found the people here are hardworking and truly care about each other.
August 20, 2020: Iowa Derecho Response
In August we were lending a hand with the cleanup near Cedar Rapids, Iowa where a violent, fast-moving thunderstorm complex known as Derecho, tore a 700-mile path from Nebraska to Indiana, destroying over 10 million acres of crops and crippling many small family farms. Using our Caterpillar equipment, we cleared trees and barns that had blown over helping as many farmers as we could.
March 2, 2020: Tornados in Central TN
Six tornadoes engulfed central Tennessee injuring hundreds and taking 24 lives. We helped many families who lost everything. When asked how they are coping with the loss they say, “we have family, old friends and new friends by our side, we’re not alone and we’ll make it through”.
February 17, 2020: Pearl River Flood, MS
Days of torrential rains unleashed a surge of water into the already swollen Pearl River fueling one of the most severe floods to hit central Mississippi in decades. We used a specialized debris hauling rig to go from home to home removing flood debris and helping the community get back to normal
May 23, 2019: Porter, OK Flood
May was an explosive month for tornadoes and floods. There were over 300 tornadoes in just two weeks and flooding in multiple states. We’ve been helping farming families in OK recover by helping to clear debris from their fields and houses, rebuild fences and install some new bridges and culverts.
March 20, 2019: Platte County, NE Flood
Heavy rain mixed with snowmelt caused widespread flooding in Nebraska and surrounding states. Fields needed to be cleared, fences rebuilt and waterways restored. Our heavy equipment was what was needed to help make progress for farmers in need of a helping hand.