Doug Keeney's Story
TF Forming Systems Partners with Convoy of Hope,
TF Forming Systems is proud to announce their partnership with the global relief organization, Convoy of Hope, and green building expert, Global Green. Together, more than 18 homes will be built for those who lost their homes on May 22, 2011 after an EF5 tornado swept through the city.
Global Green Building to Build Homes for Tornado Victims
These new homes will be DISASTER RESISTANT and HYPER ENERGY EFFICIENT. What does that mean?
In the case of Disaster Resistance, it means the homes will be engineered for the following:
- Ability to withstand winds up to 250 mph
In the case of Hyper Energy Efficiency, it means the homes are designed for the following:
- Bear impact from debris
- Withstand tornadoes, fire, flood, earthquake and blasts
- Rigid foam insulation on both sides of the walls allow for greater energy storage
- Energy bills are expected to up to half of what the residents were paying in their previous homes
Watch video of latest construction.
The Home Recipient's Stories
“I am so grateful for this house. My house is going to be built to stand 200 mph winds,” he says, smiling. His blue eyes sparkle. “My friends ask me if I have a safe room. I tell them that I don’t need one, my whole house is a safe room.”
- Doug Keeney
In February 2012, TF Forming Systems, along with Global Green Building and Convoy of Hope broke ground in Joplin, MO on six new homes for displace residents. The residents lost everything they owned in the May 22, 2011 EF-5 tornado that ripped through the city, killing more than 150 people and demolishing 1/3 of the central city.
FEMA gave those homeless individuals funds to replace their homes, however, many of these residents were on fixed incomes and could not afford the additional amount it would take to rebuild. It would seem they would never own a home again. Then, Convoy of Hope stepped in. The faith-based emergency relieve organization supplied the additional funds needed and contracted with Global Green Building and TF Forming Systems to design the homes.
By the end of 2012, more than 18 homes will be supplied to Joplin residents. But there's more to the story. These aren't just any homes, they are TF Homes. That means these recipients will be moving into homes that are Disaster Resistant and Energy Efficient.
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