Archives: June 2019

Barbara Stokes Overcoming the Challenges of Disaster Relief

Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and the problems with sheltering thousands upon thousands of displaced citizens, the U.S. Government and private contractors took many steps to improve their response. One of the issues that arose came from the use of FEMA trailers used to shelter families. Many who used them complained of various illnesses, which was due to high levels of Formaldehyde from the low cost materials used in their construction. Visit Gazetteday to know more about Barbara.

Barbara Stokes, the founder of Green Structure Homes, helped rectify those problems. When Hurricane Harvey hit, her company was contracted to build portable shelters for families affected by the storm. With a background in manufacturing and management, Barbara Stokes’s company built shelters safer, more durable, and healthier than the ones used during Katrina. But it was not just a job for her. As a mother of three, Barbara Stokes explained she empathized with those in need and wanted her and her company to do all they could to churn out the homes.


Barbara Stokes is a 2001 graduate of Mercer University. She worked for Pisces Corporation and Boeing before she and her husband founded GSH in Huntsville, Alabama. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.