Toyota has had a tremendous impact on our construction systems and culture, reducing construction time by 48% in New Orleans and 32% in Joplin, MO. Toyota is a significant financial supporter of SBP’s AmeriCorps program and continues to help implement innovative and sustainable solutions to SBP's most pressing challenges.
A UPS executive’s six-month stint in our New Orleans office resulted in reduced delivery time, improved purchasing proficiency and better tool tracking for our warehouse and construction teams. UPS has since spearheaded a mentoring program for our senior leadership, resulting in better communication and performance by our team.
Zurich made a three-year, $3M commitment to our Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab, the goal of which is to make communities more resilient to disaster and ensure that disaster-impacted communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable manner. Zurich employees volunteer with SBP on a regular basis in Rockaway, NY and New Orleans.
Farmers Insurance partnered with SBP to create the Disaster Recovery Playbook, a step-by-step guide that enables disaster-impacted communities to leverage SBP's proven best practices, dramatically reducing recovery time. Farmers is also committed to sending employees to volunteer, rebuilding in disaster-impacted communities where SBP operates. Since 2014, Farmers volunteers have donated more than 5,000 hours to rebuild homes across four states.
Hilti CEO Cary Evert and his team challenged our leadership to hone and refine our mission and core values. Hilti has also financially supported our work in New Jersey, and made in-kind tool donations to support our work nationally, and arranged on-site employee volunteer days.
Walmart Foundation has invested in SBP's disaster resilience initiatives on the Gulf Coast and donated generously to the rebuilding efforts in flood-impacted areas of South Louisiana to ensure that families have a prompt, efficient and predictable path home.
SBP’s model is enhanced by AmeriCorps, which provides 180 members annually to manage worksites and clients, and train the organization’s volunteers nationally.
AmeriCorps and its members are an invaluable component of SBP’s proven effective model. Across the country where we operate, SBP’s AmeriCorps members are responsible for driving recovery forward by managing clients and volunteers, and by supervising worksites, ensuring our rebuilding work is done safely, efficiently and meets SBP’s quality standards.