During the 2017 hurricane season, the United States suffered massive damage from the hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Harvey alone damaged more than 203,000 homes, displacing thousands of people and tore apart Houston. Finding safe housing for the residents of a storm-damaged and flooded city is one of the most challenging issues during a natural disaster and one that requires maintaining a long-term picture, despite the immediate need. Temporary structures, such as tents and trailers, aren’t sturdy enough for long-term use, and, as New Orleans and Katrina demonstrated, restoring a city after a massive storm is a long-term project. Learn more about Barbara Stokes at Crunchbase.
Barbara Stokes created Green Structure Homes (GSH) LLC to solve these housing problems issues after a natural disaster. Her modular homes are designed for rapid deployment and assembly, often taking only a handful of days to assemble, giving natural disaster victims a safe, comfortable place to live while they rebuild their lives. Becoming a huge asset to FEMA during Harvey, housing designed by GSH and Barbara Stokes can be assembled within a homeowners’ driveway, allowing them to stay close to their former home and possessions while they rebuild. By deploying these homes directly to properties, continuity will be maintained within an overwhelmed community and GSH homes will help keep residents comfortable and safe during their extensive rebuilding process. The modular homes Green Structure Homes creates are functional and inviting, with full kitchens and bathrooms and made of materials that will withstand the elements. Follow Barbara Stokes on Linkedin.com.
Located in Huntsville, Alabama, Barbara Stokes is proud of the employment GHS LLC was able to bring to her hometown and as an avid community volunteer, she understands the importance of keeping a community together. She sources local materials wherever possible and encourages a strong community connection. With another record-breaking hurricane season looming, GHS LLC is preparing to meet the demand and support FEMA in restoring homes devastated by natural disasters.