Please Join SSOE by Giving to Southern Tornadoes and Storms – Red Cross Disaster Relief


TOLEDO, Ohio, January 31, 2017 — We are saddened by the loss of life and destruction of property created by the devastating tornadoes and storms that recently ripped through portions of the Southeast United States. At least 60 tornadoes ripped through Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and surrounding states in a single weekend, taking the lives of at least 20 individuals. Dozens struck in darkness overnight and affected over 1,100 homes – reducing many to rubble. The destruction is so severe that some neighborhoods are just beginning cleanup efforts.

The current best estimate (as of January 24) is that the Red Cross will spend more than $1 million helping the people affected by these tornadoes and storms by providing food, shelter, blankets, cots, emotional support, health services, relief supplies and initial casework support. It also includes some of the costs that make relief possible including logistics, staff, and technology expenses to support such a significant disaster. At this time, the Red Cross and community partners have already served over 74,000 meals and snacks, distributed over 22,000 relief items, and provided 3,300 Health Services and Disaster Mental Health contacts. In addition, Red Cross has mobilized over 500 workers to help.

The immediate response by the American Red Cross and its partners to provide relief efforts is commendable and SSOE Group is contributing to assist their vital work. Please join us and our employees in helping the survivors who have lost their homes and loved ones. Click here to give via American Red Cross. Click “Southern Tornadoes and Storms” under the drop down menu to designate your donation.

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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