Strong Team of Rescue Men
The STORM Foundation is a 501c3 Nonprofit Corporation that specializes in helping disadvantaged children in Houston and the surrounding areas. All donations are tax deductible and go towards improving the lives of children and their parents that are living below the Poverty Line.
The Foundation has programs geared towards offering assistance during Easter, Christmas and other key points during the year such as the beginning of the school year, cold weather months, Summer break and more. It also focuses on displaced children temporarily living in shelters.
To date, the Foundation has worked with Easter Seals of Greater Houston, the Periwinkle Foundation, St. Joseph's Clubhouse, Crew on Deck, Houston Children's Charity and the Harris County Resources for Children and Adults Center.
The Foundation also has plans for developing a program designed to offer aid and assistance to those suffering from the effects of Natural Disasters in the Gulf Coast Region, such as hurricanes, flooding, etc.
One of the partners of the Foundation is the St. Joseph's Clubhouse, which is set up to serve those suffering from mental illness and possibly homelessness. The Foundation continues to offer aid and assistance in the form of delivering food items for their daily breakfast and lunch for members and also donating clothing from clothes drives. This will continue to be a focus of the Foundation.
One goal of the Foundation is to see to it that less fortunate people have the basic living requirements like clothing, shoes and coats. They provide a means by which donors can donate their clothing items and rest assured that the Foundation will get them to the persons in need. This is an ongoing program that lasts throughout the year. Visit the Donations page for more info.
Long range goals for The STORM Foundation include increasing the reach of people in need of their help and services, as well as grow the number of nonprofits, companies and agencies that they partner with. This will be achieved by hard work and dedication to their goal of making a difference in the lives of those that need a helping hand to get through life.
All of the eleven Foundation Board Members worked as lifeguards at WaterWorld, the first waterpark built in Houston, except for two. WaterWorld competed in Lifeguard Competitions every Summer. For a ten year period, WaterWorld was undefeated in these competitions. They won 15 consecutive championships which included ten straight Texas State Championships.
The name of the competition team was called S.T.O.R.M., which stood for Strong Team of Rescue Men. The majority of the Foundation Board competed in these competitions, hence the name The STORM Foundation.