Home Builders Association of Mississippi and National Association of Home Builders Help with tornado relief efforts 

Published 5:00 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2023

The Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) partnered together with Eight Days of Hope to help with recovery efforts from the devastating effects of the recent tornadoes on Thursday, April 6 in Amory.

Eight Days of Hope, based in Tupelo, is a disaster relief charity organization that specializes in engaging volunteers from across the country in rapid response and rebuilding efforts. The organization received grant funds from NAHB to help with relief and recovery efforts in the area, and members from HBAM, along with NAHB Chairman Alicia Huey, volunteered in Amory on Thursday, April 6 to clear debris at impacted homes and two cemeteries, assisted at a community laundry station, and packed meals for volunteers.

“Eight Days of Hope is honored that NAHB and HBAM would help us serve hundreds of families who saw their homes damaged or destroyed in Northeast Mississippi due to the recent tornadoes,” said Eight Days of Hope president and founder Steve Tybor. “Over 800 volunteers, with many coming from HBAM and NAHB, are truly helping these families in their time of need. The towns of Amory and Pontotoc have seen firsthand that when people from different organizations come together, much can be done.”

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“I am especially proud of our state officers and other Home Builder members from across Mississippi who drove to Amory to assist with the tornado cleanup on April 6”, said Patrick Nelson, Executive VP with the Home Builders Association of Mississippi.  “Our Home Builder members were able to run the heavy machinery that we use in our work every day”, added Carl Sandberg, HBAM state president.

“Eight Days of Hope is doing tremendous work to help these families and the community recover from the recent tornadoes that swept through the area,” said NAHB Chairman Alicia Huey, a custom home builder and developer from Birmingham, Ala. “NAHB is proud to be able to help with these relief efforts.”

To learn about volunteering with Eight Days of Hope, visit: https://eightdaysofhope.com/.