The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Mission SBP’s mission is to shrink time between disaster and full recovery by ensuring that communities are are resilient prior to a disaster and that disaster-impacted citizens and communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable man... Read more
Mission SBP’s mission is to shrink time between disaster and full recovery by ensuring that communities are are resilient prior to a disaster and that disaster-impacted citizens and communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable manner. In August 2016, South Louisiana was devastated by historic flooding. Across the region more than 140,000 homes have been damaged and destroyed. SBP has opened an operational office in Baton Rouge to help homeowners who were affected by the flooding to rebuild. The office will also serve as the hub through which SBP will train other rebuilding organizations by providing technical support, capacity building, and best practices. YOU can make a difference in the lives of homeowners in South Louisiana by volunteering with SBP.
SBP’s model is enhanced by AmeriCorps, which provides 180 members annually to manage worksites and clients, and train the organization’s volunteers nationally.
Through its Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab (DRRL), SBP works to share lessons learned, prevent common barriers to recovery and help communities utilize SBP’s standardized, repeatable and proven-effective model.
SBP shrinks time between disaster and recovery via five interventions:
1. Rebuild homes quickly after disasters by mobilizing private sector innovations and assigning a single point of contact to make the home rebuilding process faster and more predictable.
2. Share rebuilding innovations with other rebuilding organizations to allow for efficient, predictable recovery on a national scale.
3. Prepare home and business owners prior to and following disaster with specific steps to mitigate risk and improve resilience.
4. Advise policy makers immediately after a disaster so they can deploy federal dollars sooner, and in a way that empowers an efficient recovery.
5. Advocate for the reform of disaster recovery strategies in the U.S. to improve the predictability and speed of recovery.
To learn more, visit www.SBPUSA.org and like/follow on Facebook & Twitter @SBPUSA