The Hoar Construction Fund of the Community Foundation is touching the lives of tornado survivors in a special way that speaks to the expertise of Hoar Construction, a nationwide general contractor headquartered in Birmingham. Thanks to almost $55,000 from the Hoar Construction Fund, construction coordinators and estimators can continue and expand their efforts in Calhoun, Choctaw, Cullman, Franklin and Marion counties, all among the hardest-hit in April 2011 tornadoes.
Workers supported by these grants will provide coordination for volunteers, estimates needed for work to begin and inspection of repairs once complete. According to Long-Term Recovery Committees in these counties, their involvement is vital in helping families return to a secure, well-built home and in stretching recovery funds to help as many families as possible.
“Using the Hoar Construction Fund to support construction coordinators is a great opportunity for us to support a need that we understand so well from our own experience,” said Doug Eckert, Executive Vice President of Hoar Construction. “The supervision of a construction coordinator can make everything go more smoothly and amplify the efforts of volunteer and professional crews. With these grants, we know we are truly helping people get back in their homes.”
The Hoar Construction Fund was established as an Advised Fund at the Community Foundation. Contact Erin Stephenson to find out more about how you can drive positive change through an Advised Fund. Or make your own gift on-line to statewide recovery through the Alabama Tornado Recovery Fund of the Community Foundation.