In the last year, we’ve hired more staff and recruited more volunteers to aid more communities affected by disasters. So in August 2013, we moved headquarters seven miles west of our humble beginnings in Inglewood, CA to the spacious digs of Tishman Speyer’s Continental Grand Plaza in El Segundo.
While the new office suits TR employees and interns rather nicely, we couldn’t have predicted we’d be launching our largest international mission to date and deploying 86 volunteers to the Philippines. We kicked off Operation: Seabird in response to Typhoon Haiyan just before Veterans Day, and Tishman Speyer graciously accommodated our rapidly changing needs and provided us with extra breathing room so we could escalate our operation and process volunteers through HQ.
Not only did the folks at Tishman Speyer donate some vacant space across the hall from TR HQ, they kept the lights on for our crew working ‘round the clock, and reserved some space in the parking lot so we could load up supplies and easily transport volunteers to and from LAX.
That elbow room, those accommodations allowed our teams on the ground to treat and vaccinate more than 2,000 patients and provide immediate relief in the typhoon-swept communities of Tacloban, Tanauan, Tolosa, and Carigara.
Thanks for playing a supporting role in Operation: Seabird, Tishman Speyer.