Weyerhaeuser donation to help World Vision assist hurricane survivors

By John Iwasaki

In the midst of World Vision's response to deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma and north Texas, the organization also is continuing its long-term efforts to help survivors of hurricanes Isaac and Sandy from 2012.

Three truckloads of building supplies donated by Weyerhaeuser are on their way to the Gulf Coast and East Coast as part of the rebuilding phases in the ongoing disaster responses by World Vision's U.S. Programs.

Three truckloads of building supplies donated by Weyerhaeuser are on their way to the Gulf Coast and East Coast as part of the rebuilding phases in the ongoing disaster responses by World Vision's U.S. Programs. The strategic plan calls for World Vision to provide long-term assistance to the most vulnerable families and children affected by the storms.

The trucks are bound for LaPlace, Louisiana; Staten Island, New York, and New Jersey. LaPlace was struck by Hurricane Isaac in late August while New York and New Jersey bore the brunt of Hurricane Sandy, later to become Superstorm Sandy, in late October.

Each fully loaded flatbed truck, which left Federal Way, Washington, on May 23, holds house packs with essential building supplies: lumber, insulation, roof shingles, OSB (oriented strand board), and siding. Each pack will aid in the rebuilding of a 1,900-square-foot home.

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