Many local and national roofing companies look to support the residents of Oklahoma with materials and help after a devastating EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, OK, May 20, 2013. As relief efforts and funds pour in from across the country, residents continue to sift through belongings. Massive clean-up work teams have already been initiated and many local churches are bussing in volunteers from Oklahoma City into the Moore suburb on a daily basis.
While hundreds of homes in the tornado’s path were completely destroyed, many more in the area suffered damage from the hail and high winds. Residents throughout the state were racked by two back-to-back days of hail, thunderstorms, and tornados. Roofing companies will be busy through the spring and summer helping those families to rebuild. Experts believe it will be a long and tedious process, but initial efforts have been quick to mobilize and take advantage of willing volunteer work crews. The state of Oklahoma is showing tremendous spirit in the way it is supporting local residents and victims.
Almost everyone that lives in Oklahoma was either directly affected or knows someone that was directly affected by the storms. Local area companies are helping with relief efforts by accepting donations and providing assistance with clean-up. In the weeks and months to come, the state will move from cleaning up to rebuilding and will rely heavily on companies in the area. Some of the companies have experience with this type of community work as they provided assistance after the massive tornado hit Joplin, MO, almost two years ago. Most of the companies that assisted during that time are looking for ways to help the victims in Oklahoma.