Severe storms that swept through several southern states earlier in June were particularly punishing to the rural Texas Panhandle town of Perryton — population 8,492 — when a reported EF3 tornado touched the earth and left a path of death and destruction.
According to reports, three people died, and more than 100 were injured as the twister scarred the earth. An EF3 tornado has sustained winds of between 136-165 m.p.h.
As first reported by local ABC affiliate KVII, an Amarillo, Texas-based roofing firm, Roof Spotters, announced it would help those affected in Perryton by the storm.
According to the company website, Roof Spotters was founded in 1999 by Leland Long, recognized as the concern’s “El Presidente” in addition to owner, patron, dad and father-in-law. The 10-person team gets an assist from a black-and-white dog named Roxie.
The website’s header, with its expected “about us” and other necessary sections, includes a dedicated link for those who want to donate to the Perryton victims.
“As a company, Roof Spotters believes in supporting our community and lending a helping hand during times of crisis," Long told Amarillo’s ABC 7 News.
The donation took place on June 26; the company said in addition to its one-time gift, it is pledging 10% of gross sales made between now and the end of the year to put toward ongoing relief efforts.
"We are committed to playing a significant role in the long-term recovery efforts," Long added.
For more information, visit roofspotters.com.