In 2009, we met Tad Agoglia and his four-man crew—about one year after he formed The First Response Team of America, a nonprofit group whose mission is to provide immediate, emergency aid to areas hit by disasters.

With his personal savings dwindling, but his passion to continue unwavering his mission, Tad needed donors to keep his organization afloat. Our strategy was simple: develop a strong brand that would build awareness of his important work and drive fundraising.

We developed The First Response Team of America website and showcased videos of the Team in action, so that people could follow the group’s responses to disasters across the country. Using Tad’s strength—his clear passion for helping others—we had him write personal blog stories and newsletters about each mission. And just as much as it did on video, that passion came through on paper.

We are so honored to be able to support Tad and the Team for the past three years and look forward to many more.



FRTOA repsonds to Joplin, MO, disaster from Simantel on Vimeo.