TAMKO donates $100,000 to American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey
NRCA member TAMKO Building Products Inc., Joplin, Mo., has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with
Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts in Houston and the surrounding area. TAMKO presented the funds Sept. 6 at the
Joplin Red Cross office.
"Thanks to generous partners like TAMKO, the American Red Cross is there, providing food, shelter and comfort to people
affected by Hurricane Harvey," says Stacy Burks, executive director of the American Red Cross Southern Missouri. "We
have deployed over a dozen local [Joplin-area] volunteers. They join more than 3,000 Red Cross disaster workers who
will continue to support families as they begin to recover and rebuild."
In the past, TAMKO has donated to the American Red Cross to assist with disaster recovery from tornadoes that ravaged
areas where TAMKO operates, including a deadly EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin in 2011.
"The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking," says TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys. "TAMKO
and its employees have witnessed firsthand what the American Red Cross can do to help in these types of disaster
situations. We make this donation in the spirit of kindness that Houston and its neighbors so desperately need now."