Equipping volunteers with tools to rebuild as a community

Eight million Texas residents were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Following the storm, local organizations were inundated with requests from the community offering to lend their time and hands to rebuilding efforts. There were ample volunteers to help, but organizations quickly realized they had more volunteers than tools to complete the work the community desperately needed.

Enter the Houston Community ToolBank, an organization that believes anyone can make an impact if they have the right tools. They serve local organizations and nonprofits by loaning the most commonly used tools for rebuilding, including wheelbarrows, shovels, and gloves.

In this video, Erika from the Houston ToolBank shares how the organization evolved following Hurricane Harvey, and the positive impact that has had on local rebuilding efforts.