Relief

Help for Roof Tarps - Friends, I've found a niche for the last two days in this disaster cleanup using my rock climbing and repelling skills to tarp roofs with very steep pitches. I'm finishing up one on Charlton Square this morning. If you know someone who can't get that temporary tarp up on their roof after the Cookeville Tornado, send me a message. I've been repairing roofs and tarping after disasters since 2005.

Video from a Roof after Upper Cumberland Tornado on March 3, 2020

Topher's Disaster Relief Experience

Ethan, Gabriel, and Topher pause for a quick photo at the end
of the first day of cleanup after the Cookeville Tornado of
March 3rd, 2020.

Ground Zero - Thursday, September 13th - 2001

Christopher led a team of 4 ministers and counselors to Ground Zero to aid in counseling and search/rescue.  They also carried food and supplies donated by local area churches of Christ.  The team was given the gracious hospitality Manhattan church of Christ to set up as a home base and sleep in.

Topher and his young brother Jeff share
a moment after Tornado cleanup
in Rainsville, AL in April of 2011. 
Tornado/Hurricane Chainsaw Crews
Gulfport, MS - 8/30/2005
Bayou La Batre, AL - 9/14/2005
Gallatin, TN - 4/7/2006
Williamson County, TN - 2/5/2008
Rainsville, AL - 4/27/2011
Henryville, IN - 3/4/2012
Washington, IN - 11/2/2013
Port St. Joe, FL - 10/20/2018
Panama City, FL - 11/2/2018
Sparta, TN - 2/4/2020
Cookeville, TN - 3/3/2020

Hurricane Katrina Relief Crews - 2005 to 2006
13 trips to the Gulf ranging from chainsaw crews to Disaster Relief delivery to house gutting.  The trips  included efforts in cities such as Bayou La Batre, Gulfport, Biloxi, and New Orleans.

Middle Tennessee Flooding Cleanup Crews - 2010
Christopher led teams that performed house gutting and counseling to several homes in the Bellevue, TN area, which was hardest hit by the 2010 floods.  Most exciting was attending the joyous moving in parties of families finally returning home in 2011.

Washington, IN Tornado- November 2, 2013

Christopher was called upon to work with the Daviess County EMA office and the Mayor's office to organize volunteers, resources, and cleanup in the wake of the F2 tornado that struck Daviess County.  In the first week alone over 1000 volunteers were registered entering into Daviess County.  Christopher's continuing work in this effort led him to be asked to serve on the Daviess County Organizations Active in Disaster. 

Florida Panhandle - Hurricane Michael - October 17, 2018 - January 2019
Christopher organized scouting and aid missions for the longterm recovery care of those affected by Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle.  He organized teams from White County, TN for four trips that served in chainsawing, tarping, debri cleanup, and gutting of homes in the areas of Panama City, Mexico Beach, and Port St. Joe areas.

Video for Port St. Joe, FL effort in 2018