ToolBank Disaster Services + Sleep in Heavenly Peace in Mayfield, KY
ToolBank USA Disaster Services teamed up with volunteers from Sleep in Heavenly Peace in Mayfield, KY to build beds for those impacted by the December tornadoes. The build focused on children’s beds and the crew was able to build and distribute over 50 beds. Events like this bed build with our tools make our ToolBank team so very proud. We look forward to many more builds with the amazing volunteers from Sleep in Heavenly Peace! Many thanks to Lowe’s Home Improvement for providing the lumber and space for this massive build!
Projects continue in Puerto Rico
The Mission Continues Puerto Rico platoon of volunteers helped clear foliage and debris while making a path to visit La Garita del Diablo or “Devil’s Sentry Box,” in San Juan. Built in 1634, legend tells about a Spanish soldier who disappeared from this isolated sentry box without a trace. Regardless of this mysterious legend, we’re thrilled to have The Mission Continues using our ToolBank blue tools to help beautify this historic landmark on the island.
Atlanta ToolBank Update:
The Atlanta ToolBank continued it’s ToolLABkids monthly build series in February with a Valentine’s Day Message Box. CJ Clark was joined by building assistant, Raegan, on the build. Build kits were provided by our partner, The Home Depot Foundation and tools were provided Stanley Black & Decker. Also, if you live close to the Atlanta area, mark May 14 from 4pm-8pm on your calendars for Boards & BBQ. The Atlanta ToolBank cornhole tournament is back and they’ll be serving up some tasty BBQ, beers, and booze at the event.
Baltimore ToolBank Update:
The Baltimore ToolBank hosted a volunteer day with their friends from the Baltimore Orioles. This professional crew helped clean and re-brand hundreds of blue tools. It’s that time of year to get those blue tools primed and reads for a busy spring volunteering season!
Charlotte ToolBank Update:
The Charlotte ToolBank flipped the table on their friend, Jon Wilson of Wilson’s World last month. Wilson’s World has made countless morning show stops at the ToolBank to share our mission, connect Charlotte with other local organizations and donors. This visit was Maureen’s time to surprise Jon with the ToolBanker of the Year Award! The ToolBanker of the Year Award is presented to a steadfast supporter and advocate for the ToolBank and the Charlotte charitable community. Through advocacy, partnership, awareness and financial support, the ToolBanker of the Year makes a positive and lasting impact on the ToolBank and the Charlotte charitable community.
Cincinnati ToolBank Update:
The Cincinnati ToolBank was featured in the March edition of Movers & Makers for it’s fall Hammers & Ales fundraiser. Last year’s event raised over $16,000 for the ToolBank and had 150 guests. Cincinnati is currently working on setting a date for their 2022 H&A, so be on the lookout for a save the date!
If you’re interested in some other ToolBank events in Cincinnati, be sure to check out their Par-Tee Golf Outing on Friday, June 10 or their 10th Anniversary Party on Thursday, August 4.
Houston ToolBank Update:
Phoenix ToolBank Update:
Phoenix ToolBank’s executive director, Jana, along with other Maricopa County COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) members were given an incredible tour via helicopter and at the Roosevelt Dam. The group was provided an exclusive look into the backend functionality of the dam. Along with the tour, the group discussed water ways, dams, and potential flooding response efforts with Salt River Project.
The Richmond ToolBank had the opportunity to be a part of the We Are River City bike drive. Their trailer was packed with bikes as they delivered them to the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls. These bikes are definitely more than just bikes and as you can hear in the video, these bikes are freedom, smiles, and fun for the children that received them. Check out this incredible video recapping the event: https://youtu.be/22B5r0ZMsoM
Windy City ToolBank
The search for a warehouse in Chicago continues! Heidi Thompson and the team from Home Depot have been lending a hand to help out in this search. We’re beginning work on our website after securing domains. While all of these pieces are at work in the background, Jim Flory is receiving interest from our partners to support their summer events. The Mission Continues will be continuing to utilize the Windy City ToolBank for their deployment in August. If you have any member agencies that are also connected to the Chicago area, please shoot him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how the Windy City ToolBank can help their volunteer and event efforts.