R49 Building System Inc. of Ontario together with ThermaSteel Inc. of Virginia are looking to raise $10,000,000 to provide housing to the victims of Hurricane Michael in the panhandle of Florida. https://www.gofundme.com/hurricane-michael-housing-fund?member=1003808
In the 9 counties hardest hit by the hurricane, 75% of homes were built prior to hurricane standards in building codes and 22% are mobile homes.
As much as 70% of all structures have major damage, and will be uninhabitable for a minimum of 30 days. So far, officials that we have been in touch with do not have a count on how many homes are totally destroyed.
Thermasteel Inc. ( www.thermasteelinc.com)
has a construction system of factory made panelized housing that can
have homes on the ground within 30 – 45 days. These structures are cost
effective, quick to build, very energy efficient and hurricane proof.
With winter coming, (yes, it gets cold in the panhandle!) we want to help as many people as possible with a new home, as soon as possible. Many homes, especially mobile homes, are of low value, so even if they are insured, insurance will not cover replacement costs.
You can make all the difference and provide these people, many who have lost everything, a basic new home to start over. Consider it an early Christmas present to the needy, but please give generously.