Wood Dale, IL – Disaster Kleenup International (DKI), LLC, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced that DKI Member Company TRC Disaster Solutions, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, traveled with the Clark Howard Radio Show, and Tulsa radio KRMG, to commemorate the anniversary of the Joplin tornado with a Habitat for Humanity Build.
Clark Howard has been working with Habitat for Humanity since 1996, building quality homes for people in need, and in few American cities are there more people in need of quality housing than Joplin, MO. On May 22, 2011, a catastrophic tornado ravaged Joplin, a city of more than 49,000 people, killing approximately 160 people and destroying nearly 8,000 homes. One year later, many in the city still live in temporary accommodations or damaged structures. Habitat for Humanity is on track to build 55-60 homes in Joplin this year, a significant increase from their usual annual 3-5 houses in the city.
On May 22, 2012, to commemorate the lives and homes lost on that terrible evening, Habitat for Humanity broke ground on two new Joplin homes. Clark Howard, along with Tulsa radio station KRMG, was on hand for the event. TRC Disaster Solutions provided their state-of-the-art mobile Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to the team, giving them a place from which to manage, monitor and plan.
The operations center, which also functions as a command center, is housed in a semi-trailer. The 53 ft long, 8.5 ft wide self-supporting center is equipped with a conference room, six computer work stations, offers satellite communications, six flat-screen televisions, and is covered by eight outside cameras. The TRC EOC is typically used during a disaster response and recovery phase as a place from which TRC manages the project, and in addition, is often used by the client when they no longer have a place from which to do business due to the disaster.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this significant event,” said TRC President Felix Ontiveros. “We were in Joplin after the tornado struck, and saw first-hand the heartbreaking impact on the community. Habitat for Humanity fills a real need, providing homes for those without. TRC is proud to be involved.”
About TRC Disaster Solutions
TRC is a full-service property restoration company providing a wide range of disaster solutions from cleanup to reconstruction utilizing specialized protocols and the latest equipment to meet specific requirements resulting from Fire, Water, Tornado, Hurricane and other disasters. TRC is strategically located to respond to any project regardless of scope and size within 24 hours anywhere in the continental United States. TRC focuses on large loss restorations and is a member of DKI (Disaster Kleenup International), the largest disaster response organization in the nation. As a DKI member company, TRC has access to technicians nationwide as well as one of the largest fleets of vehicles and equipment in the country. TRC has been the leader in property damage restoration for more than a quarter century. For more information, visit www.trcdisastersolutions.com.
Disaster Kleenup International (DKI), LLC, headquartered in suburban Chicago, is the largest disaster restoration contracting organization in North America. DKI member companies provide full service restoration to their customers: emergency response, water damage mitigation, fire and contents cleaning, mold remediation, complete reconstruction and much more, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. DKI returns damaged property to its pre-loss condition quickly and efficiently, delivering complete satisfaction to our consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. For more information about Disaster Kleenup International, LLC, visit our website at www.disasterkleenup.com or contact Michele Donahue at (630) 350-3000.