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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 Michael

NECHAMA is responding to the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael. We will be working in and around Decatur County, GA.

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Horry County Response

NECHAMA is responding to Hurricane Florence. We will be providing services including muck and guts as well as debris removal.

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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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Latest Updates

Hanukkah, the festival of lights – A message from our Executive Director

As a child, I remember eagerly awaiting each evening during Hanukkah for the chance to light the candles with my parents, asking when I could open the gifts awaiting my... Read More

We join our National VOAD partners in mourning the passing of President Bush

“I have spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nation, doing good. We will work hand in hand,... Read More

It’s Officially Giving Tuesday – join the world in giving back

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day where the world comes together after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday and gives back to the causes they care about. The past two years have been... Read More


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