Bring Hope and Comfort to Storm-Affected Families

Volunteer

Mission

NECHANMA – 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 Harvey – Golden Triangle Response

After assisting more than 180 storm-affected families in Houston recovering from Hurricane Harvey, our Response team is now working in Southeast Texas by the Lousiana border. We are currently accepting volunteers to work with us doing debris removal and muck-and-gut operations.

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Hurricane Irma – Jacksonville Response

After completing operations in the Flagler Beach area of Florida, NECHAMA’s Florida Response Team is now assisting affected families in Jacksonville, FL in the Ken Knight Drive area. We continue to engage in debris removal and muck-and-gut operations.

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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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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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Latest Updates

Jacksonville Project – Tree Work Continues

Jeff, longtime NECHAMA Volunteer, clearing trees downed in Hurricane Irma. We love having new volunteers join us, but there’s something special about a familiar face. Read More

Harvey Update

Houston Response Project– We’ve wrapped up our Response Project in Houston, TX! We completed work on 132 homes, and made lasting friendships in the community. Thank you to everyone who... Read More

Irma Update

We completed our Flagler Beach Project mid-November, where we assisted 45 families and built strong connections in the community. Since then, we’ve been in Jacksonville, FL tarping roofs, gutting homes,... Read More

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