WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A local group of professional disaster workers left from Trumbull County Monday morning to help Hurricane Matthew victims.
About a dozen ServPro workers, which is nearly a third of the local employees, will be going down south for two weeks. They will then rotate out with other members of the team.
The ServPro workers are part of a local franchise of professionals trained in damage restoration. They come to the aid of victims of disasters like storms, fires and other events that leave massive damage.
“What we do is that we all come together and we decide that we’re going to go down here. We’ve been watching the news, and the forecast and everything like that, so we decided that we were going to go down there and help,” said franchise owner Katie Dobson.
There are over 1,500 ServPro franchises across the country.