Disaster Assistance

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Recent Catastrophic events

2012 Hurricane Sandy

2011 Joplin Missouri (tornado)

2010 Haiti (earthquake)

2011 Mississippi River Floods

2005 Hurricane Katrina

           These events are some of the worst event’s in the history of the world as well as the United States. Many lives, jobs, and homes were lost. At Total Roofing & Construction we believe community is important so  if you can donate your time, item’s (food, clothes, vehicles, or other items listed on disaster relief sites), or money donations you’re helping the world tremendously. We ask our fellow construction companies to do what they can as well. Donating construction expertise, labor in removal of debris, household products (shingles, wood, cement, & etc.), or what’s ever’s demanded. These three questions can help you identify if you’re prepared for this. Helping is noble, but understand your strengths. If you aren’t physically able to lift or remove debris maybe there’s need’s in other areas. Any help is beneficial in the process of helping in a disaster.

1. Doing it alone or having a group?

-Assisting with a group of peer’s and friends may help you feel comfortable throughout the relief process. The bigger the group the MORE HELP.

2.Are you physically able to help?

3. Are you emotionally prepared for this?

– Your heart’s in it, but your mind isn’t. These type of event’s are extremely stressful and dangerous. Be mindful of yourself before assisting victims who are mourning and in shock.

Relief Organizations

Habitat for humanity

Hands On Disaster Response

International Relief and Development

Lutheran World Relief

Project HOPE

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