MODS International is a builder of shipping container homes and shelters geared towards temporary situations. Disaster relief is exactly what the founder had in mind when starting the company. Doug Larson, founder and president of MODS® International, stated on their blog, “We’re excited to be a part of the humanitarian relief effort in Oklahoma. This is one of the many uses I envisioned when I created MODS®. I’ll be there in person to deliver it, and our unit will provide a safe haven for this family while they rebuild.”
The container was shipped from the company’s Appleton, Wisconsin factory on a flat bed truck to the Mulanex family’s land in Union City, OK. Their home had been completely ripped to shreds by the tornado and the family of 5 was lucky enough to have survived in their underground shelter during the disaster. The 40′ container is weather tight and completely mobile and includes a small living space, a kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom. The roughly 300 sq ft home provides the necessities for the family as they work to reclaim their home and rebuild.
During the installation of the container home, local Fire Chief Kent Lagaly and Oklahoma State Representative Joe Dorman were at hand to watch and give a helping hand. The container will stay on site until renovations are complete, which allows the family to live on their land.
Via Jetson Green
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Our hearts go out to all families affected by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. MODS International was grateful to be able to donate a MODS temporary housing unit to the family in Union City and work with the outstanding city officials and private companies in the area to get it placed. Although MODS International would like to help everyone that has had a home destroyed, we are not financially able to do so. Our goal is to work with organizations like their insurance providers, FEMA, Red Cross and private charities to be able to get our units to everyone in need. If you have families that you are aware of that are still in need, please work through one of those agencies to get more of our units in place. We are offering to send units with no shipping costs to the area as our continued help to those who lost their homes.
There is still a need for your container homes in the Bethel Acres,OK area that was hit by a tornado on May 19, 2013. There are approximately 6 families living in tents in the summer heat with no ac. Would you consider loaning some to these folks in Oklahoma as well? If so, please contact me and I will get you in touch with the local authorities. Thanks!