ToolBank USA establishes ToolBanks and provides support to affiliates who improve their communities by equipping volunteers with tools. ToolBank Disaster Services, a program of ToolBank USA, equips charitable organizations with the right tools to maximize volunteer impact during disaster response and recovery by deploying a mobile ToolBank.
Literally a ‘ToolBank on wheels’, the 53-foot long tractor trailer is stocked with over 5,000 tools, ready when a disaster strikes and for use by volunteer-based organizations providing front-line response and recovery services. ToolBank tools are commonly used for demolition, mucking, clean-up, debris removal, and personal protection.
ToolBank tools are free to borrow, if returned on time and in working condition. Tools may be borrowed up to 8 weeks, depending on the length of deployment. The length of the deployment will vary, based on the type and intensity of the disaster and the engagement level of borrowing agencies on the ground. The ToolBank Disaster Services mobile unit can be deployed in support of any type of disaster, in the continental United States.
On August 12, 2016, a powerful, slow moving storm hit Louisiana and parts of the Gulf Coast, causing devastating flooding. Some areas saw more than 30 inches of rain, and entire communities - some of which had never seen a flood before - were inundated. The flooding killed 13 people and left over 144,000 people in need of individual assistance. FEMA has approved over $640,000,000 in aid to regis…Visit the Louisiana Flooding page
On June 23-25, the state of West Virginia experienced massive flooding due to torrential rains, in the worst flooding event the state has seen in 30 years. On June 26, the President signed a federal disaster declaration, escalating the locally-declared state of emergency in 44 counties of WV. The flooding claimed the lives of more than 25 people. Thousands of homes were severely damaged or de…Visit the Flooding Recovery page