03 Oct Donated Insulation from Wrangler Gives a Woman Who Lost Everything a New Home
Lives Impacted: 10
Hurricane Harvey, one of the costliest tropical cyclones on record, caused mass destruction in Texas that continues to be felt today. Harvey inflicted $125 billion in damage as a result of heavy rainfall that led to the flooding and damage of over 100,000 homes. The clean-up and recovery of a disaster of this magnitude is not a short-term fix, but a multiple-year project. Good360 continues to make the full recovery of those affected by this disaster a priority by distributing the right goods at the right time. Good360 donor Wrangler helps make this possible through donations of insulation to help rebuild the homes of people affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Good360 began working with Wrangler after Hurricane Harvey on Blue Jeans Go Green, an initiative in partnership with Cotton Inc. Wrangler developed a type of cotton insulation using recycled denim that could be used in place of fiber glass insulation. Wrangler began providing insulation to Good360 for support of communities in need, including those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Working with SBP, a nonprofit committed to shrinking the time between disaster and recovery, Good360 found opportunities to help rebuild the homes of people who lack the resources to rebuild on their own. The cost to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey is a price most cannot afford to spend. Thanks to donations like this one from Wrangler and nonprofits like SBP who use the donations to rebuild homes, the cost of construction decreases, and people are able to move back into their homes more quickly.
The donated insulation specifically helped one resident, a client of SBP’s, Ms. Asha. Her home burned in 2015 and her husband died shortly after, leaving her unable to rebuild. She had been living in her laundry room, the only section of her home that wasn’t destroyed, without running water or electricity. During Hurricane Harvey her laundry room flooded, leaving her with nowhere to live. SBP began rebuilding her home several months ago, and thanks to donations like the one from Wrangler, the cost to rebuild her home decreased, making the recovery time shorter for her. The insulation went into the walls of her new home as part of a full home reconstruction project. Because of this collaboration, Ms. Asha now has a home to live in, and her life has been greatly impacted. Good360 is committed to continuing to partner with groups like Wrangler and SBP who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those affected by disasters.