Media Coverage

Ask This Old House – Houston After Harvey

2/22/18 (filmed in late October)

In this special episode of AskTOH, the guys head to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to profile nonprofits working to tear down, clean out, and rebuild homes that were destroyed during the storm. See what it looks like in the ToolBank warehouse, and watch as AskTOH helps our ED Erika fill a tool order.

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Fast Company – The Future of Philanthropy

By Eillie Anzilotti


ToolBank Was Supplying Houston With Rebuilding Equipment–And Then Irma Hit

How the tool-lending nonprofit is coping with two major projects at the same time, when its expertise and inventory is needed in both places at once.

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WSB TV – ToolBank Helps Hurricane Ravaged Communities Rebuild


ToolBank USA, CEO Alan Harrison speaks out on disaster coordination in Port Aransas, Texas with Atlanta (and Houston) Community ToolBank. Alan says “Demand far exceeds supply.” Matt Walenciak, Director of Disaster Services, says every single building they saw was impacted as they deployed tools with first responders, Team Rubicon.

Great Day Houston, KHOU 11 – Hope after Harvey


Deborah Duncan hosts the Houston ToolBank on Harvey recovery efforts. Channel KHOU 11 news studios were flooded out in the storm. Rebuilding takes time and tools.

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FOX 26 – Volunteer coalition seeks to maximize massive Harvey recovery effort


On storm-torn Houston’s near east side you’ll find an “arsenal” in the fight to recover.

“We’ve got pressure washers, generators, shop vacs, pumps. We are lending all of these tools out for free for Harvey relief,” said Erika Hornsey who runs Houston Community ToolBank.

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Houston Public Media – #HPMHarveyHeroes: Helping others rebuild by providing tools for free


A non-profit called the Houston Community Tool Bank is offering groups free access to their warehouse of 14,000 tools.

Houston Public Media came to our warehouse and interviewed our Executive Director.

CW39 – Gallery Furniture presents funds to 4 Houston organizations helping in Harvey recovery


Gallery Furniture owner, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale presented four local organizations with a check Friday at the Gallery Furniture North Freeway location.

The organizations were hand selected by Gallery Furniture for their tireless and continued efforts in helping the Houston community recover in the aftermath of Harvey.

The organizations were Crisis Cleanup, Points of Light, Houston Community ToolBank and TXRX Labs.

Watch Clip – Houston-area Organizations You Can Donate To For Hurricane Harvey Relief


This community Toolbank provides tools needed for Harvey relief and recovery efforts, primarily in the demolition of damaged homes. You can donate time, tools or funds to the Toolbank to be distributed out to people effected by the disaster.

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ABC 13 News – Houston Nonprofit Lends Needed Tools for Harvey Recovery


Houston nonprofit lends needed tools for Harvey recovery. Nonprofit and first responder groups wanting to help their neighbors in the wake of Harvey can borrow the tools needed to rebuild and repair. The Houston Community Tool Bank is offering its more than 14,000 items for repairs due to the storm.

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Houstonia Magazine – Donate to These Local Houston Charities


These Houston-based charities know the people they’re helping. #HarveyHmag. This group lends expensive equipment and power tools that will be vital to demolition and recovery efforts.

Read the Article – More businesses pledge support to Houston storm relief


Stanley CEO Jim Loree, said Tuesday the company will donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $25,000 to the Houston ToolBank. Stanley also will donate a set of Dewalt, Stanley and Black+Decker tools and storage systems to the Houston ToolBank.

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Great Day Houston – Houston ToolBank


Sometimes it’s difficult to borrow from a bank to get what you need to succeed, but at the Houston ToolBank, loaning is what they’re all about. As Great Day Houston’s Courtney Perna learns, they’re not talking money, but rather shovels, hammers and drill.

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Tom Tynan Radio Show – The Right Tools For Organizations Doing The Right Thing

HomeShow Radio Sports 610 am 12/2015

Houston ToolBank, the right tools for organizations doing the right things. Houston is a generous city. Hundreds of organizations make a difference in the lives of others everyday. Making that happen often means having the right tools. The Houston ToolBank provides them to qualifying groups. Borrowing them is easy. Houston ToolBank is for helping hands getting any job done right means having the right tools.

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