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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 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 – Texas 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

Students selected by SUNY and CUNY to join us this summer

We are delighted with our partnership with The State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY)! SUNY and CUNY are made up of universities,... Read More

Do you have a skill to share with us?

Upon hearing of NECHAMA through a volunteering friend, Josue joined us in Puerto Rico at a moments notice and was keen to offer his photography skills to our project. In... Read More

SUNY Oneonta students help in Puerto Rico

Via the Oneonta Daily Star Students from the State University College at Oneonta are volunteering in Puerto Rico this summer, assisting in recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the... Read More


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