In response to the recent devastation caused by Hurricane IRMA across the Caribbean, DART International have been requested to deploy a team to the islands to help with the relief effort. Our first team of highly skilled Arborists (all volunteers) will leave the UK later this week fully equipped to be self-sufficient during their deployment. They will be clearing damaged trees and debris working alongside “Rescue Global” and playing their part in the regional reconstruction plan.
As well as providing immediate relief, our highly skilled Arborists will also be working in collaboration with local authorities and volunteers to train local people in safe use of chainsaws and tree clearance. This will help other communities affected by the disaster and improve resilience against these events in future.
We are extremely grateful to our key sponsors STEIN and Makita for donating all the specialist equipment that our teams need to do their work and stay safe. We are also grateful for the support for this deployment from Redwood Global (Forst), the Arboriculture Association and EOS Contracting.
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