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Hurricane Irma – Jacksonville Response


Irma hit Florida on September 10, battering the state’s lower half and leaving a trail of tornadoes and storm-surge flooding in its wake. NECHAMA responded shortly after the event, initially in Flagler Beach where we completed work on 45 homes. In November we moved our program to Jacksonville.

Our Irma response team is on the ground assisting storm-affected families gutting homes, roof-tarping and removing downed trees.

About Our Irma Response Program

We are not currently accepting volunteers in Florida. Please check our other projects for volunteer opportunities.

Irma Updates

Your Donation Supports Our Work Helping Families Like Sol and Angel’s

We met many extraordinary people in the 18 months we spent in Puerto Rico. Among them, Sol and her son Angel stand out for their openness and willingness to share... Read More

Ken Knight Drive

As we come upon the two year anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s landfall along the Florida coast, I think back on one of the experiences that will forever hold a special... Read More

Puerto Rico Program Comes To An End

On August 17th of this year, we will be closing an unforgettable journey we started 18 months ago. In February of 2018, NECHAMA’s Operations Director, Dorothy Maples and I boarded... Read More


Dorothy Maples

Operations Director

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