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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 Tikkun 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 Programs

Hurricane Maria – Puerto Rico Rebuild

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 – Wharton County Rebuild

NECHAMA is working in Texas 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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Southern Minnesota Floods

NECHAMA is providing technical and administrative support to MN and National VOAD partners responding to the flooding in southern Minnesota.

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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

We’re back in Texas!

Our team is back in Texas!!! We’re starting up our Rebuild Project in Wharton County helping families recover after the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Apply online, volunteers are welcome... Read More

Thankful for the generosity of families we assist

Continuously thankful for the generosity we encounter in the families we assist. They regularly feed our volunteers delicious Puerto Rican food during the lunch break. What a delight! As we... Read More

So much more is possible when we work together

Our staff help each other and our volunteers build upon skills so that we can better help communities in need rebuild homes. So much more is possible when we work... Read More


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