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Hurricane Irma BWB Response

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Burners Without Borders Florida was barely back from the playa, when Irma was on target to hit the state.  They are focusing their recovery efforts on building out three Mobile Resource Units (MRU) that will be activated across the state and act as tool-lending libraries and gathering spaces for the community.  Afterwards, they will be kept in order to respond to future disasters across the South Eastern United States.


BWB has made contact with Seacamp Association, Inc., a non-profit Camp and marine research station located on Big Pine Key that was destroyed during the storm. They’ve been active in the Keys for decades, and are familiar with shared resources, community building – and rebuilding. They’ve seen many storms since opening in 1966, but nothing like this.
Video here: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5577284211001/#sp=show-clips

Through various outlets, over $10,000 has been raised for the Irma relief and recovery efforts! The first MRU container arrived at Big Pine Key this past weekend. It will soon be outfitted with tools to help rebuild the Seacamp marine station.

If you’d like to be involved in the next phases of the project, consider joining the BWB camp at AfterBurn in Florida to build out the second container, paint & deco, run wiring and make it ready for deployment to the Keys.

They will be accepting the first container. Here’s the current list of what they’re asking for on the ground to facilitate efforts there:

12 – 12 volt car batteries
6 – 9 to 10 K portable generators
6 – hand tool kits
2 – each 100′ rolls of # 10,14 and 12 romex electric wire
10 lbs.- each 1 ½” and 3” drywall screws
10 lbs.- each 1 ½” and 3” nails
10 – each 5 to 6 oz. 20’×30′ and 40′ ×60′ tarps
10 – rolls each duct and electrical tape
10- each tubes liquid nail and white window caulk
6- each caulk guns
20 – each cans of expanding foam
4 – each shovels, picks, Johnson bars and crow bars
6 – each rolls of 20’×100′ visqueen
10- cans of pvc glue
6- each hacksaws and wood saws
2- each skill saws
4- each 18 to 20 volt battery powered screw guns

****Tool list: goo.gl/tD3tV9

If you have any of these specific items we’d ask that you immediately notify us on our intake form that’s been updated here: https://goo.gl/forms/JW0hQ2kfXkR73DlC2 where there’s also a spot to register for a tool donation site next week.

Monetary donations are being accepted here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

Our growing Amazon wishlist is here:

Standby for more information and tool collection points coordinated in Jacksonville by Jennifer Boyer, Boynton Beach by Sally Smith, Fort Lauderdale by Brian J. Weiner, Lakeland by Elizabeth Adorjan WolfeVeronica Harrison in Sarasota and others TBD once we have confirmation on locations and availability. 

Thank you!

SeaCamp suffered heavy damage.


The first of three MRU’s arrives!




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