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ToolBank Disaster Services Update
Our trailer of tools has arrived in Grand Isle, LA at the end of July. Volunteers from the Cajun Commissary will utilize our tools and equipment to repair homes and renovate the Community Church of Grand Isle’s recreation center. So much of this community was impacted by Hurricane Ida in 2021. It’s great to see that the long-term recovery efforts are still going strong and that our tools are helping so many get the job done!
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.
Make sure and scroll through the images to the right of our affiliate updates. Most of the updates come with a couple of images related to their article.
Atlanta ToolBank Update:
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Charlotte ToolBank Update:
Cincinnati ToolBank Update:
- John P. Parker Elementary School: Projects include a nature playscape and outdoor classroom, STEM Lab with solar panels (made possible by GE Aerospace), pollinator garden and renovated nurse’s room. 2,500 perennials, 200 yards of topsoil and 100 tons of gravel are just some of the materials that went into the building.
- Madisonville Education & Assistance Center: Renovations to MEAC’s community meeting space, meeting rooms for clients, upgraded staff offices and volunteer food drive with Freestore Foodbank.
- Bramble Park: Work includes a renovated baseball/softball field, Little Duck Creek Trail improvements and flood lights for security.
- Shroder High School: Projects include outdoor learning and gathering space. Artist Brent Billingsley lead a mural project as well.
There was a ton of media surrounding this event and Kat was one of the top local personnel to provide insight into the community as well as how the ToolBank aids in these large scale volunteer projects. Below are some of the links to the news coverage.
Houston ToolBank Update:
The Houston ToolBank has a number of events coming up in the next few months including their Axes & Aces Charity Poker Tournament in September and their Tool Trot Step-A-Thon in October. All of this event planning hasn’t stopped this crew from highlighting one of their member agencies, Recipe for Success Foundation.
When asked how partnering with the Houston ToolBank helps their organization do more in the community Recipe for Success Foundation said, “Through the Houston ToolBank we are able to rent tools at an extremely affordable price that we would not otherwise have on hand.”