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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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.

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Current Projects

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

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