Recovering Oklahomans After Disaster, Inc. “ROAD” is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves disaster survivors who have little to no means of recovery on their own by providing free home repairs all across the state.
Established on September 14, 2018 by Chad Detwiler, Kevin Walker, and Hal Wright following their employment and the closing of the OK United Methodist Disaster Response Ministry. ROAD received its 501(c)3 designation by the IRS in only 18 days through the pro-bono assistance of Roger Strong at Crowe and Dunlevy, Attorneys and Counselors at Law.
ROAD began immediately serving disaster survivors from the 2015 spring storms completing the last two projects open. Their first team was 10 NCCC AmeriCorps members from the Southwest Region campus.
In early 2020 after COVID-19 resulted in a cancellation of all scheduled volunteer teams ROAD began working on an alternative plan for volunteer labor. You can read more about their Vocational Training Apprenticeship Program.
ROAD’s home repair services include roof tarping, muck-outs, debris cleanup, roofing, drywall, flooring, siding, etc. using volunteer labor and donated materials. ROAD works all across the state building community resiliency and providing hope.