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Hurricane Harvey Update 8/25

SBP’s mission is to shrink the time between disaster and recovery. In the immediate aftermath of any disaster, information plays a key role in curbing unnecessary human suffering. SBP has free, downloadable guides to help impacted residents avoid the common pitfalls of recovery. Please share SBP’s Recovery Resource Page with anyone in your network who may be impacted by Hurricane Harvey. This page offers easy-to-understand guides and checklists to help residents take control of their recovery, including:

In advance of Harvey making landfall, SBP committed to helping impacted communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable way by providing the following services:

  • Boots on-the-ground - As soon as it is safe, SBP will deploy a team of AmeriCorps members and staff to support immediate recovery needs

  • Advisory to state and local leaders - SBP’s team will provide free advisory services to support decision-makers as they build long-term disaster recovery contracts and processes.

  • Raise capacity of local nonprofits and share best practices for recovery

  • Mold remediation training

  • Damage assessment support - SBP can provide tools to conduct door-to-door damage assessment surveys, which collect valuable information on community need.

  • Rebuild homes, when the time is right.