MI Windows and Doors in Texas Helps Tornado VictimsAugust 6th, 2013 by DWM Magazine
The employees of MI Windows and Doors in Carrollton, Texas, recently held a product drive to benefit the victims of the devastating tornadoes in Moore, Okla. Organized by Bernadette Reed, administrative assistant, the collection event helped to provide more than 10 families with vital supplies needed to recover from the storm.
On May 20, a record-setting tornado, with wind gusts up to 295 miles per hour, ripped a path more than 2 miles wide and 16 miles long across eastern Oklahoma and Northern Texas.
“Our employees felt compelled to help our neighbors to the north,” says Reed. “We have customers, team members, even family who were affected by the storm and we wanted to do what we could to lessen their struggles.”
Items collected included hand sanitizer, sunscreen, work gloves, diapers, tarps, can openers and canned goods, soap, tooth brushes and more. JR Minnich, MIWD Carrolton’s general manager, volunteered to personally deliver the items to the families in need. “It was up to the rest of us to do our part,” says Reed. “It was a great team effort.”