Hurricane Michael Response

SBP is a national disaster resilience and recovery nonprofit whose mission is to shrink the time between disaster and recovery. Founded after Hurricane Katrina, SBP’s team understands that, after disaster, citizens are at risk of reaching their breaking point if there is no predictable path to recovery. Each of SBP’s interventions are designed to fortify people against reaching their breaking point by providing a prompt, efficient and predictable path forward.

SBP has deployed a team to conduct mucking, gutting and mold remediation in communities that need it most, and then will quickly move to rebuilding work when the time is right. To date, SBP has rebuilt 1,547 homes nationally after disaster.




REBUILD - SHARE - EDUCATE - ADVISE - ADVOCATE

1.  REBUILD: SBP's team is ready to deploy to support on-the-ground recovery needs in Michael-impacted communities, providing services like gutting and mold remediation, and then quickly  rebuilding homes for vulnerable families. SBP's rebuilding work is strengthened by volunteers who support our work year-round.

Quick links:

  • Homeowners needing assistance, click here

  • Learn more about volunteering, click here

  • Donate to support

    • Immediate response (supplies needed for mucking, gutting and mold remediation)

    • Long-term recovery (SBP’s average rebuild costs $25,000….every little bit helps)

    • SBP’s AmeriCorps program - there is no successful disaster recovery without the service of AmeriCorps

2.  SHARE:   We believe that collaboration is crucial to effective long-term recovery. It is essential that all rebuilding organizations are supported by having the capacity and processes needed to be successful. SBP will raise funds to support not just our own rebuilding work, but will also identify and fund other nonprofits committed to rebuilding. SBP will serve as a trainer, capacity builder and funder for partner organizations so that more families can be served quickly and with the efficiencies of SBP’s proven-effective model for rebuilding, volunteer coordination and disaster case management.

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3.  EDUCATE:  For residents impacted by the Hurricane Michael, SBP provides free, downloadable recovery guides, how-to videos and in-person trainings to help people clearly understand their path to recovery. These resources provide actionable and practical steps about many storm-related topics like navigating FEMA, insurance claims, mold remediation and contractor fraud. This is a virtual one-stop shop for all recovery-related questions, and is an important resource to helping homeowners avoid the common pitfalls of recovery.

Quick links:

  • View, download and share SBP’s post-disaster recovery guides here

  • For organizations or companies interested in in-person recovery training, we’ll come to you, contact us

  • Share SBP’s “Avoiding Contractor Fraud” PSA on social media: bit.ly/SBPAvoidFraud

4.  ADVISE:  SBP's broader impact is made through advising government leaders and philanthropic decision makers. SBP’s leadership will share valuable lessons learned like how to navigate federal recovery procedures and will provide strategic direction to ensure that recovery decisions are made in a manner that prioritizes families moving home quickly.

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