Rebuilding Tampa Bay Together needs volunteers to help clean up after the tornado in Progress Village

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Rebuilding Tampa Bay Together just sent out this urgent appeal:

Dear Friends, Supporters and Volunteers of Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay

Today, one of our targeted neighborhoods in need of residential repairs and rehab was hit by a tornado. Progress Village’s low income residents are devastated by the amount of damage in the their homes and they need more than ever the help of Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay. We are asking you to join us this weekend to begin the clean up process and secure homes to be able to assess the damage of each house and begin the repair progress.

What we need:

? Roofers

? Tarps and volunteers to install them

? People to clean up homes damaged by water

? Volunteers to clean up debris from the sidewalks, front and back yards

? Trade professionals such as carpenters, plumbers and electricians

? For our volunteers: water, snacks and warm meals

? Home assessment crew to help us to determine the amount of repair needed in the homes

? Construction supplies such as lumber, tarps, shingles, etc

There will be limited funding for General Contractors and Trade Professionals to be compensated for all work that require permitting and licensed professionals.

Please register online Make sure you assign to Progress Village as the project of choice in order to communicate with you. You can also make a contribution online.

Thank you in advance for your help and support in this difficult time for the Progress Village low income residents.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our Executive Director, Jose Garcia at813.389.0952 or email him at[email protected]

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