SBP's mission is to shrink time between disaster and recovery. Since its founding in 2006 in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, SBP has rebuilt homes for more than 1,300 families with the help of 180,000 volunteers in New Orleans; Joplin, MO; Staten Island, NY; Rockaway, NY; Monmouth and Ocean Counties, NJ; San Marcos, TX; Columbia, SC; White Sulphur Springs, WV and Baton Rouge, LA.
SBP’s model is enhanced by AmeriCorps, which provides 180 members annually to manage worksites and clients, and train the organization’s volunteers nationally.
Through its Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab (DRRL), SBP works to share lessons learned, prevent common barriers to recovery and help communities utilize SBP’s standardized, repeatable and proven-effective model.
SBP shrinks time between disaster and recovery via five interventions:
1) Rebuild innovatively, driving efficiency
2) Share SBP’s proven effective model with other organizations to increase efficacy across the disaster rebuilding sector
3) Prepare home and business owners to understand and mitigate their risk prior to disaster
4) Advise local and state government officials so they can deploy federal dollars sooner, and in a way that empowers an efficient recovery
5) Advocate so that what is measured is what matters – a complete recoverySee more