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Case, Nueces partner for hurricane recovery

By |  February 10, 2021

Logo: Case Construction Equipment

When disaster strikes, people come together.

As Texas continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey more than three years after the damage hit, Case Construction Equipment partnered with Texas-based Nueces Power Equipment to help the region rebuild.

Both companies provided equipment and support for a recovery operation conducted by Team Rubicon in coordination with the Victoria County Long Term Recovery Group. The two-week operation demolished and cleared 10 property sites before building new houses – at no cost – for residents who lost their homes in the August 2017 disaster.

Nueces Power Equipment

“People outside of Texas may not realize the level of response and recovery still happening in the state more than three years after the hurricane hit,” says Leandro Lecheta, head of construction for North America at Case. “Team Rubicon has had a constant presence in the state with ongoing relief and rebuilding efforts since the day the hurricane hit. Site demolition and clearing is heavy work; Case and Nueces Power Equipment provided equipment for our very first Hurricane Harvey operation with Team Rubicon here in September 2017, and we’re still supporting the effort and their community today.”

Victoria County Long Term Recovery Group received the uninhabitable properties as a trade-in from the homeowner. The group then builds the homeowner a new house at no cost in the Hope Meadows subdivision in Bloomington, Texas.

“Throughout this project, we have seen homeowners, families and children regain their hope and faith – anchored in the foundation and fellowship of a new home and a new community,” says Rick Villa, executive director of Victoria County Long Term Recovery Group. “Collaboration has been the key to the success that we have had as an organization and as a community, and it’s because organizations like Team Rubicon, Case and Nueces Power Equipment come together and commit to do the right thing for communities like Victoria in the wake of disaster.”

Zach Mentz

About the Author:

Zach Mentz is editor in chief of Portable Plants magazine and managing editor for Pit & Quarry magazine. Zach is a graduate of the Tim Russert Department of Communications at John Carroll University. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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