Redefining Recovery

At SBP, we do what needs to be done to prevent needless delays following disasters. We began by building houses and became very efficient at it. Through hard lessons we've learned there is necessity to get in front of these disasters to prevent unnecessary suffering. We recognize there are many way to get people back to some semblance of normal--and we're working on all of them. We are SBP and this is our Anthem.

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In 2005, Hurricane Katrina flooded 80% of New Orleans and displaced hundreds of thousands of families. Twelve years later, many still haven’t returned to their homes. One of these homeowners is Bridget Anderson - whose story echoes a lot of homeowners across the city. Thanks to the power of AmeriCorps members serving at SBP, Bridget Anderson and her family are finally returning home.

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Hurricane Harvey Recovery

SBP's mission is to shrink time between disaster and recovery. SBP has committed to long-term recovery in Texas and has opened an office in Houston from which SBP will lead rebuilding efforts and share our model with other organizations in order to bring more families home.

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Homeowner Recovery Guides

For those impacted by recent disaster events, SBP has free, vital, and easy to understand step-by-step guides to help homeowners make smart, informed decisions during a stressful time: Navigating FEMA | Avoiding Contractor Fraud | Effective DIY Mold Remediation | Filing Insurance Claims

Post-Disaster Resources Where We Help

SBP Deploys to Puerto Rico

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the subsequent humanitarian crisis, SBP and AmeriCorps members have been deployed to Puerto Rico, to provide logistics, warehouse management and humanitarian relief. By clicking on the "Fundraise" button below, you can contribute to relief efforts. Follow the link to learn more.

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Redefining Recovery

At SBP, we do what needs to be done to prevent needless delays following disasters. We began by building houses and became very efficient at it. Through hard lessons we've learned there is necessity to get in front of these disasters to prevent unnecessary suffering. We recognize there are many way to get people back to some semblance of normal--and we're working on all of them. We are SBP and this is our Anthem.

Watch Now

Serve with SBP

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina flooded 80% of New Orleans and displaced hundreds of thousands of families. Twelve years later, many still haven’t returned to their homes. One of these homeowners is Bridget Anderson - whose story echoes a lot of homeowners across the city. Thanks to the power of AmeriCorps members serving at SBP, Bridget Anderson and her family are finally returning home.

Watch Bridget's Story Here Join AmeriCorps

Hurricane Harvey Recovery

SBP's mission is to shrink time between disaster and recovery. SBP has committed to long-term recovery in Texas and has opened an office in Houston from which SBP will lead rebuilding efforts and share our model with other organizations in order to bring more families home.

Learn More Post-Disaster Resources Donate

Homeowner Recovery Guides

For those impacted by recent disaster events, SBP has free, vital, and easy to understand step-by-step guides to help homeowners make smart, informed decisions during a stressful time: Navigating FEMA | Avoiding Contractor Fraud | Effective DIY Mold Remediation | Filing Insurance Claims

Post-Disaster Resources Where We Help

SBP Deploys to Puerto Rico

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the subsequent humanitarian crisis, SBP and AmeriCorps members have been deployed to Puerto Rico, to provide logistics, warehouse management and humanitarian relief. By clicking on the "Fundraise" button below, you can contribute to relief efforts. Follow the link to learn more.

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WE SHRINK THE TIME BETWEEN DISASTER AND RECOVERY.

We can't prevent natural disasters. But we can prevent some of the suffering they cause. By increasing resilience before disasters occur and streamlining the post-disaster recovery process, we're able to fortify people against unnecessary stress and trauma. 

By taking a targeted approach to the wide-ranging task of disaster preparation and recovery, we’re able to have a greater impact and help speed recovery on a larger scale.

Where We Help

SBP provides resilience training in ten communities per year and engages in recovery efforts across the country to make vulnerable residents resilient to potential disaster and rebuild for those who have survived disaster. SBP is currently conducting resilience training and is leading recovery operations in the following locations:

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Recovery Efforts

Resilience Training

  • New Orleans, LA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Harrison County, MS
  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • Bay County, FL
  • Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Rockford, IL
  • Wichita, KS
  • Joplin, MO

Major Partnerships

Enhanced our model with 180 annual members who manage worksites and clients and train volunteers.

Immeasurably impacted our construction systems and culture.

Helped create the Disaster Recovery Playbook and completed a full recovery of Joplin, MO, eighteen months ahead of schedule.

Made a three-year, $3M commitment to our Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab.

Reduced our delivery time while improving our purchasing proficiency and tool tracking.

Supported the expansion of Disaster Resilience Training.

Committed funds and volunteers to support SBP's disaster recovery work across Louisiana since the organization's founding.

Improved our leadership, financially supported our work in New Jersey and provided critical support of post-Sandy recovery operations.

United Way is an exemplary supporter of long-term recovery. Several local chapters have partnered with SBP across the U.S.