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NECHAMA- Jewish Response to Disaster

aka NECHAMA- Jewish Response to Disaster   |   Saint Paul, MN   |  http://nechama.org/

Mission

NECHAMA, rooted in the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, provides comfort and hope to communities by engaging volunteers in disaster recovery work.

Ruling year info

2001

Administrator

Kristine Seabloom

Main address

PO Box 17249

Saint Paul, MN 55117 USA

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EIN

41-1998750

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

NECHAMA works to provide comfort to those affected by natural disaster by focusing our efforts on lower-income communities, households that are uninsured or underinsured, disadvantaged households and communities, and vulnerable and at-risk families including elderly households, those with young children, and households with disabled individuals. We believe that natural disasters disproportionately affect communities that are underserved, low and lower-income, and underinsured or uninsured. Families in these communities are less insulated against the economic shock that often accompanies disasters and suffer from substandard infrastructure which exacerbates the physical damage from these events.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Disaster Response

NECHAMA’s primary program, disaster response, strengthens communities in need by directly supporting volunteers to assist disaster survivors with cleanup and recovery.

We welcome volunteers of all faiths to collaborate and provide assistance to disaster survivors regardless of their religious affiliation. Our work creates a lasting positive impact on the lives of those affected and brings them comfort and hope. Our disaster response program, addresses two areas of individual and community common need following natural disasters: debris cleanup and volunteer coordination.

We provide direct cleanup assistance free of charge such as interior and exterior storm debris removal, roof tarping, and sanitizing of water damaged homes following large-scale natural disasters. By prioritizing assistance for low-income individuals and families as well as those with medical needs, young children and elderly residents, NECHAMA saves precious time and thousands of dollars every year for those most in need.

NECHAMA assists in the setup and operation of volunteer reception centers (VRCs) in areas affected by disaster. These centers provide critical coordination of fieldwork and a means of involvement for spontaneous unaffiliated volunteers to get involved.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

NECHAMA provides preparedness and just-in-time training for cleaning flooded structures, chainsaw maintenance and operation, volunteering after a disaster, and leading volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Provide free disaster relief services to vulnerable and at-risk communities to help them rebuild after natural disasters and bring hope and comfort. These services include:
1) Muck and Gut
2) Debris Removal and Chainsaw Teams
3) Tarping
4) Demolition
5) Basic Repairs
6) Basic Long-Term Recovery Work

NECHAMA works to identify communities with unmet needs and deploys our teams strategically to place assistance where it is needed most. We then work with the local community to identify homes in need of assistance, and priorities our queue based on factors including social-economic status, vulnerable or at-risk populations, and other key indicators that help identify homes in the most need to ensure they are at the top of our list.

We employ full-time operations staff trained in assessment work, who then train-in project staff. NECHAMA has the capacity to engage in multiple concurrent projects throughout the United States.

NECHAMA has assisted thousands of families affected by disasters throughout the United States. moving forward, we are planning on organizational expansion and capacity building to increase our impact on affected communities.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NECHAMA- Jewish Response to Disaster

Board of directors
as of 03/21/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephen Matloff

Tracy Figueroa

Jeremy Wolf

Rabbi Beau Shapiro

Kyle Smith

Wendy Morris

Stephen Matloff

Aaron Bloom

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No