Shoppa’s Material Handling is stepping up to help those affected by massive storms and tornadoes that hit North Texas and surrounding areas last weekend. As partners with North Texas Red Cross and North Texas Food Bank, the Shoppa’s team is offering to help speed up recovery efforts those who need to rent equipment to help in the cleanup effort.
“I've seen the businesses in this area get back on their feet again and again after natural disasters, economic downturns and other difficult events. And we will do so again,” said Mark Dozier, territory manager at Shoppa’s, in a letter sent out to customers and clients. “Please know that Shoppa's stands with you and all of North Texas during this difficult time.”
In the wake of the storms that rolled through North Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for many counties in the surrounding areas, including includes Cass, Cameron, Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Erath, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Panola, Rains, Rockwall, Rusk, Tarrant, Van Zandt and Wood counties. Several schools and campuses have been closed due to damage. Roughly 130,000 people lost power across North Texas due to the storms and many are still displaced. Churches and businesses were also affected.
“We have a vested interest in helping our community, including some of our own team members, who have been affected by these storms,” said Jimmy Shoppa, president, Shoppa’s Material Handling. “As a part of this whole area, Shoppa’s Material Handling will always be there to help when our community needs us.”