Baked into SBP’s culture is the philosophy that if it works well, you must share it. In the corporate world, companies consider their formulas, patents and models to be proprietary. In our people-serving world, we believe that SBP has an obligation to share effective solutions so that greater numbers of people can benefit, thereby shrinking time between disaster and recovery.
In the aftermath of a disaster, SBP collaborates with service providers including community foundations and local/regional non-profit and non-government organizations training partners to utilize SBP's innovative, proven-effective rebuilding model. This raises the collective capacity to serve disaster-impacted communities quickly, efficiently and at high quality standards so that a greater number of residents have a shorter recovery time.
When more rebuilding organizations operate at peak capacity and efficiency, more homes can be rebuilt for more families sooner, over a large geographic area, sparing them the suffering of a prolonged recovery.
Some examples of our collaboration:
- South Carolina - SBP has partnered with the United Way of the Midlands, and is sharing our model with a number of small nonprofit organizations which have not traditionally participated in disaster recovery - such as Home Works and All Hands Volunteers - as well as the local affiliates of national organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, in order to raise their capacity and effectiveness.
- Baton Rouge - SBP has partnered with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and is currently training and working alongside organizations including the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate and Rebuilding Together, to ensure that recovery efforts across a wide geographic area are consistent, efficient and effective.
- West Virginia - Through the Home for West Virginia program, SBP is training local organizations to rebuild homes efficiently across the state.