August 31, 2023: Hurricane Idalia, Perry Florida
The Team arrived in Florida’s Big Bend hours after Hurricane Idalia slammed into one of the most rural and economically challenged areas of the state. A hurricane of this size has not hit this area since the 1800’s which also means some of the trees are huge from years of growth. Roads are blocked everywhere and families need help with clearing trees from their homesites.
April 2, 2023: Tennessee / Arkansas Tornado Outbreak
A widespread and deadly tornado outbreak, described as historic, occurred from March 31 – April 1, 2023. In total there were 226 tornado warnings issued. At certain points of the outbreak, over 20 simultaneous tornado warnings were active. The Team is focusing their efforts on serving in Tennessee and Arkansas. Along the way we are finding some of the most hard working and kindest communities. Each day progress is made, bringing everyone closer to restoring what was lost.
February 23, 2023: Alabama Tornados
When 28 different tornadoes touched down in Alabama the team responded to multiple communities including Selma. Alabama is full of hard working communities that truly care about their neighbors in need and it was an honor to join their efforts to clear debris and find personal belongings in the rubble. Some hard work and love goes a long way in helping families get back on their feet.
May 30, 2013: From Riches to Rags
Former millionaire, Tad Agoglia drops high-paying contracts, converting his profitable businesses into First Response Team of America.