SBP is responding to Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast, supporting immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts for impacted families. Your support will help survivors recover more quickly and advance equitable recovery outcomes for low-income communities. For $10 per month, we can provide protective equipment to 12 volunteers. For $25 per month, we can insulate 2 homes. For $50 per month, we can completely reframe a home.
On the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 Hurricane. With 150 mph sustained winds, Hurricane Ida ties Laura (2020) and the Last Island Hurricane in 1856 as the strongest to ever hit Louisiana. As SBP continues to assess damages and provide immediate, on-the-ground relief, catastrophic storm surge and extensive flooding has already caused significant destruction to thousands of homes.
With your support, SBP will be able to continue deploying immediate response resources, in addition to providing long-term recovery services in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Not only will your investment allow SBP to immediately help disaster-impacted families by providing muck/gut/mold remediation, post-disaster training and FEMA clinics for vulnerable survivors, but it will also support long-term rebuilding and future community resilience.
SBP is an industry leader in disaster resilience, response, and long-term recovery. Our teams are one of the first to arrive and always the last to leave. SBP remains committed to impacted communities until recovery is completed by supporting: rebuilding homes for low-income families; case management and training for local partners; sharing resources (AmeriCorps, funding and best practices) with other NGOs; and advising government leaders on efficient spending of recovery funds.