PrimeSource Building Products Inc. and Rebuilding Together announced that they had repaired the home of an Oklahoma City resident who had been forced to relocate after his home was severely damaged by the tornado that devastated parts of Moore, Okla. in May 2013.
“As part of the partnership with Rebuilding Together and our commitment to helping rebuild America’s communities, we are proud to contribute the tools, resources and products needed to help Keith finally turn this page and start a new chapter in his life.”
Keith was fortunate to survive the storm that caused a large tree to fall onto his house, damaging his roof and flooding his entire home with storm water. Faced with a physical disability from his job as a contractor and limited funds to rebuild, Keith was forced to relocate while working to rebuild slowly. While away, Keith’s dog was attacked by looters and had to be put down. He was forced to move back into his one livable room to keep a closer eye on his property.
A few months after the one year anniversary of the devastating tornado that destroyed his home, volunteers from PrimeSource and Rebuilding Together Oklahoma City teamed up to rebuild Keith’s damaged home. PrimeSource contributed the resources, tools and materials needed to help complete those repairs while Rebuilding Together Oklahoma City, through the support of local volunteers, helped install new windows and doors, repaired drywall, and sealed the home to help return it to its original form.
“Support from companies like PrimeSource is critical to helping communities rebuild after they’ve been devastated by storms like the one that hit Oklahoma in 2013,” said Charley Shimanski, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “We are thankful for the support and resources that PrimeSource has provided to help Keith rebuild his home and return some of what he has lost.”
“PrimeSource is honored to be able to use its Grip-Rite products to help Rebuilding Together restore this storm ravaged structure back into a home,” said David Fishbein, Co-CEO of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., exclusive distributor of Grip-Rite products. “As part of the partnership with Rebuilding Together and our commitment to helping rebuild America’s communities, we are proud to contribute the tools, resources and products needed to help Keith finally turn this page and start a new chapter in his life.”
Rebuilding Together’s local affiliate in Oklahoma City is one of 166 Rebuilding Together affiliates across the nation. Rebuilding Together Oklahoma City serves low-income homeowners in the greater Oklahoma City metro, ensuring that homeowners stay safe, warm and dry. Their work includes: disaster recovery, modifications for accessibility, mobility, and fall-prevention, energy-efficiency upgrades, improvements to plumbing, heating, electrical and much more. With the help of over 2,000 volunteers, Rebuilding Together Oklahoma City helps rebuild more than 220 homes a year.