What We Do

NECHAMA is a volunteer-driven nonprofit headquartered in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. We provide natural disaster response, rebuild, and preparedness training services nationwide. Guided by the Jewish values of Tikun Olam, repairing the world, performing good acts, and helping the stranger, NECHAMA offers a helping hand in the spirit of goodwill, creating mutual respect and understanding among people.

Services We Provide

Disaster Response

Following floods and hurricane, and wind events, NECHAMA provides a variety of services including mucking out homes - removing debris, damaged goods, and sediment, gutting homes down to the studs to prepare them for a rebuild, and deploying skilled chainsaw teams to remove downed trees and other dislodged debris.

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Rebuild

In the wake of disasters, NECHAMA will, on occasion, provide rebuild assistance to affected families. This includes services such as installing drywall, insulation, and other minor repairs.

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Disaster Preparedness Training

In an effort to help affected-communities and national and local partners, NECHAMA offers preparedness trainings aimed at improving the disaster response skills of local volunteers and staff.

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Alternative Break

In conjunction with existing deployments, NECHAMA offers Alternative Spring/Winter/Summer break trips for college and high school groups. There is a fee for this service.

Current Project

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 – Houston Rebuild

NECHAMA is working in the greater Houston area 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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Hurricane Harvey – Alternative Spring Break

Alternative spring break trips allow students to serve the Houston area in a meaningful way. They allow students to travel, meet new people, and feel the satisfaction that comes from working to improve communities — and lives.

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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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Donate

Support NECHAMA as we provide hope and comfort to storm-affected families

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Volunteer

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Learn about opportunites with NECHAMA

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