We Fortify People Against Unnecessary Suffering

While we can’t prevent natural disasters, we believe we can prevent some of the suffering that comes with them. SBP shrinks time between disaster and recovery through five interventions: Rebuilding efficiently; Sharing our model with other organizations; Preparing home and business owners through resilience training; Advising municipal and state officials; and Advocating for policy changes and improvements to the disaster recovery industry. To achieve our mission, SBP takes a holistic approach to disasters—increasing resilience before, and streamlining recovery after. 

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Rebuild

SBP rebuilds homes damaged or destroyed by disaster. Utilizing the Toyota Production System (TPS), SBP is able to rebuild quickly and efficiently at 40% the cost of market rate contractors, by relying on AmeriCorps and volunteer labor.

Share

SBP shares our proven effective model with other non-profit, non-government and volunteer organizations in order to increase capacity and efficacy across the disaster rebuilding sector. By collaborating and coordinating with other organizations, we shrink time between disaster and recovery for a greater number of homeowners. 

Prepare

SBP provides pre-disaster resilience and risk-mitigation training to home and business owners so they can take proactive steps such as getting the right insurance and making their property more resilient prior to disaster, thereby avoiding unnecessary suffering in the aftermath of one.

Advise

Following a disaster, SBP works closely with elected officials at the local and state level to empower a prompt, efficient and predictable recovery. SBP advises policy makers on how to speed recovery by helping leadership understand the complexities of the disaster recovery landscape and the decisions that will be required of them in the months ahead.

Advocate

To achieve its mission, SBP works to improve the policy and institutional framework of the disaster recovery industry through public and legislative advocacy. We believe that disaster recovery works when tied to measurable, benchmarked results.