Blue Team Responds
Helping our Communities
A company’s greatness can be measured in many ways: sales, profits, market share, stock price, or market capitalization. But the truest measure of a company’s greatness is its people, and how they respond when the going gets tough.
Time and time again, the quality of Fastenal people shines the brightest in the face of disaster. While other suppliers can only offer catalogs, web sites and remote central distribution centers, we respond with feet on the ground, servant’s hearts, and helping hands to those in need.
2013 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado
More than 60 different people (from five different states) representing Fastenal pitched in over 500 hours to cook and serve food, others handed out supplies (including PPE, tarps and a truckload of water - all donated by Fastenal), and still more Fastenal employees drove throughout the area to help victims clean up, cut timber, make repairs, and dig out belongings.
The National Red Cross said that the effort in Oklahoma has set a new standard for disaster relief, and that they were very thankful Fastenal was a part of it.
9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Fastenal was the only supplier allowed to drop a recovery container at the Pentagon to support reconstruction
2011 - Tornado Outbreak
The local Joplin, MO branch was spared from the tornado by one block. From the front lines of this disaster, Fastenal provided needed equipment to first responders.
Our local branches in New Jersey worked alongside local supply stores to help distribute needed supplies.
Local branch managers put up cots in their branches to ensure customers had the resources they needed.