Our team at ToolBank USA looks forward to keeping all of our ToolBankers up-to-date with what is happening across our network. Thank you for reading our monthly newsletter and don’t forget to follow ToolBank USA and our affiliates on social media for immediate updates! Affiliate social media links can be found below their updates.
ToolBank’s Cross Country Road Trip
Long-Term Recovery Efforts Continue After Hurricane Ian
Work continues in the Fort Myers area after Hurricane Ian. Deanna from our ToolBank Disaster Services team has been loaning tools to so many organizations doing incredible work in the community. She recently met up with Chris and our little furry friend, Gus, from Adventures in Missions. Chris and his volunteers will be focusing on the Harlem Heights area and working on approximately 156 homes. In 2023, Adventures in Missions hopes to bring over 3,000 volunteers to the area to aid in the disaster relief and rebuilding efforts. They will be utilizing ToolBank tools during their mission trips to help get people back into their homes.
NEW Tool Order Manager (TOM) is coming…and in some cases has already arrived at your local ToolBank!
Please be on the lookout for emails from the your local ToolBank about when you will be switching over to the new system. These emails will provide essential instructions on how our members need to transition over to TOM. We look forward to getting all our members on the new platform in coming months. Stay tuned for more updates!
Check out what’s going on at each of our ToolBanks across the nation. Scroll down to each affiliate and expand the text block to read more about your favorite ToolBank team. All of our affiliates are doing amazing work and we can’t wait to share their updates with you monthly.
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Atlanta ToolBank Update:
The Atlanta ToolBank fielded over 30 tool orders for MLK Day. It took a ton of preparation, but it was all worth it to get the tools in the hands of eager volunteers. A BIG shout out to all our fellow nonprofits and the service projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When MLK Day finally rolled around, the warehouse was completely empty! All the tools were in the hands of volunteers completing service projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The ToolBank team missed their tools, but wanted to share pictures their bare warehouse to show off the volume of tools being used during this day of service.
Baltimore ToolBank Update:
Charlotte ToolBank Update:
The Charlotte ToolBank hosted their first “Working Toolgether” event in January. Once a month, the ToolBank brings tools to a different partner agency along with their staff, board, and volunteers to help them get things done. The ToolBank team organized these days to give back and help the groups they work with regularly in a more involved way. In January the team helped their friends at the Carolina Raptor Center dig a trench to run electrical to light Matilda the Condor’s home and make her even safer. They also cleaned up Matilda’s enclosure so it has a new gravel and sand floor. Big thanks to Ernie and Maggie for guiding the group and educating them on all things birds. Bindy the Laughing Kookaburra even came to do a fly by for the volunteers! Go visit CRC to check out all the raptors and the work that the ToolBank team was able to accomplish.
Cincinnati ToolBank Update:
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Phoenix ToolBank Update:
Windy City ToolBank
Windy City ToolBank was visited by members of Klein & Hoffman Kares this past week. The K&H Kares team put together an amazing video to show off their favorite moments of the facility tour. Jim and the Windy City ToolBank board of directors looks forward to this amazing partnership and helping get more blue tools into the hands of volunteers across Chicago.
Consider helping the Windy City ToolBank FILL THE RACKS in Chicago by donating to their campaign at: https://givebutter.com/FilltheRacks.