Amanda leading the training In Houston for Hurricane Harvey flood victims.
Amanda leading the training In Houston for Hurricane Harvey flood victims.

As a professionally trained disaster relief expert and part of NECHAMA (meaning “comfort” in Hebrew), Core Contractors’ own Amanda Trontell recently donated her time to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

Amanda has assisted in disaster relief aid for heavy flooding, hurricanes and tornados all across the country.

Since 2010, Amanda has donated her time and expertise in Detroit, St. Louis (twice), Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, North Dakota as well Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. Amanda’s main responsibilities were to train volunteers from the University of Michigan over a five-day period. Her training included helping those whose homes were flooded by installing insulation, repairing and replacing drywall through to finished paint. Amanda lead a team of thirteen volunteers but her main initiative was to train two of these volunteers to become team leaders on their own for future disaster relief aid.

NECHAMA operates under the philosophy of helping repair the world through acts of kindness and Amanda demonstrates these attributes on a regular basis. Her passion for helping others resulted in taking five days of unpaid time off from Core, with the exception of one day because Core encourages employees to take a paid day each quarter to volunteer for a non-profit of their choosing. Amanda’s commitment to helping others is a shining example of the type of people we aspire to hire within Core’s organization.

Her personal values, actions and diligence are direct reflections of the culture in which Core Contractors strives for when building a solid team. We are proud to call Amanda a Core Contractors teammate and are even more proud of her selfless acts in helping those in need. For more information on NECHAMA, please visit their website:

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