NECHAMA welcomes anyone with a passion to help others regardless of religious faith or background. No previous disaster response experience is necessary- our skilled team leaders will teach you everything you need to know to make a difference.
What to Expect
Day Volunteersthose who live locally, or who to choose to find their own accommodations
Once you have signed up to join us at a program you will be emailed the evening before the day you will volunteer and be provided with the address to meet us at. We work from 9 AM until 4 PM . You are welcome to join us for any amount of time that you are available. Please make sure you to pack a lunch and wear clothing you’re ok with getting dirty or damaged.
Residential Volunteersthose who choose to stay with us at our lodging site
We do not charge a fee for volunteering. Volunteers are responsible for funding their travel to and from our Base of Operations including all travel and local transportation fees. Once staying with us, we provide our volunteers three meals a day (on workdays), basic accommodations, and transportation to our worksites.
General Volunteer Information
- No prior disaster experience required. Training will be provided on site.
- Tools and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) equipment are provided.
- Volunteers of all faiths are welcome. You do not have to be Jewish to join us.
- We accept individuals and groups.
- There is no minimum time commitment.
- We work within the continental United States.
- Minimum age: 14 years old (with adult chaperone).
During the overnight hours on Friday, June 25th, 2021 heavy rain fell across much of the state of Michigan. Communities in the Detroit, Michigan, and surrounding Wayne County area had rainfall of more than 6 inches during the night and into Saturday morning. Record rainfall inundated systems that were not designed to handle the immense amount of water flowing into them.
On August 29, 2021, Hurricane Ida is made landfall twice along the Louisiana coastline, first near Port Fourchon and then two hours later in Lafourche Parish. This storm hit Louisiana as a powerful Category 4, where it brought life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds, and dangerous rainfall and flooding.