Hurricane Harvey left southeastern Texas in an inglorious disarray following its August 2017 touchdown on United States soil. Reliable estimates report that some $125 billion was collectively spent on nothing but immediate relief; in other words, long-term, chronic damage to homes and other buildings is not included in the aforementioned calculation – some experts believe the latter total could reach upwards of $750 billion! Read more about Barbara Stokes at WDRB.com.
Government agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Homeland Security, and the Cadre of On-Call Response Recovery Employees were all responsible for the cleanup that followed the nearly week-long rearing of the ugly head that is – or was – Hurricane Harvey.
Guess who was there to clean up after the problems caused by Hurricane Harvey?
Tens of thousands of hard-working, civic-minded individuals from all across the United States of America – hundreds of people even came from other countries, believe it or not, to volunteer their labor in hopes of cleaning up what Harvey left behind – all played an integral part in fixing up the scraps that were left behind by the natural disaster. Learn more about Barbara Stokes at Crunchbase.
One of these people was named Barbara Stokes, a strong, independent woman best known around Alabama – the state she grew up in and subsequently spent all of her adult life in – as the owner and operator of GSH of Alabama, an acronym short for the Green Structure Homes Delivered of Alabama, a civic-minded company that aims to clean up after minor, moderate, and even the world’s most severe storm damage.
Most organizations sent out to clean up after the devastation that storms leave behind are paid heavily for their work, effectively meaning only so many man hours and building materials can be allocated towards the rebuilding of heavily-damaged areas left in such poor conditions by various natural disasters; in this case the aforementioned disaster was, unfortunately, one of the worst to hit the southern United States in the past two decades.
Barbara Stokes continues to personally help her crew in hands-on fashion clean up after disasters.