NECHAMA Launches Houston and Puerto Rico Rebuild Projects

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NECHAMA – Jewish Response to Disaster is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization providing clean-up and recovery assistance to homes and businesses affected by natural disaster.

Guided by the Jewish values of Tikun Olam, repairing the world, performing good acts, and helping the stranger, NECHAMA offers a helping hand in the spirit of goodwill and creating mutual respect and understanding among people.

What We Do

Current Projects

Hurricane Maria – Puerto Rico Rebuild Project

Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, NECHAMA has launched it’s first ever Project outside the continental United States. We are currently accepting volunteers and donations to make this Project a success.

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Hurricane Harvey – Houston Rebuild

NECHAMA is working in the greater Houston area to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. We will be providing services including installing drywall and insulation – as well as other basic repairs and are currently accepting volunteers to join us.

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Hurricane Harvey – Alternative Spring Break

Alternative spring break trips allow students to serve the Houston area in a meaningful way. They allow students to travel, meet new people, and feel the satisfaction that comes from working to improve communities — and lives.

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MN Warehouse Volunteer Events

Throughout the year, NECHAMA offers warehouse workday and worknight events in Minnesota. It’s an opportunity for volunteers in and around the Twin Cities, to take part in our work by assisting us in maintaining our fleet, tools, and equipment.

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Latest Updates

NECHAMA Kicks Off Houston Rebuild Project

NECHAMA staff returned to Houston this week to begin assessments and setting up for our Houston Rebuild Project. Kicking off with our Alternative Spring Break, we plan to provide basic... Read More

NECHAMA to Aid Puerto Rico Rebuild Efforts

Last week, NECHAMA staff arrived on the ground in Puerto Rico to assess storm damage from Hurricane Maria, four months after this devastating storm made landfall. It’s been an emotional... Read More

Puerto Rico Assessment Wraps Up

Since arriving on the island on Monday, staff have driven more than 450 miles around the island in our Kia Rio assessing damage, meeting with partners, and looking at options... Read More


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