FAILING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

BY: REESE MAY, CHIEF STRATEGY AND INNOVATION OFFICER On March 29, Danny Vinik provided a clear and sober exploration of the complex institutional challenges facing disaster survivors in affected American communities.  As Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer I’ve helped lead SBP’s efforts in disaster-impacted communities all over the country. My experience has taught me that after disasters human beings…

REBUILDING PARADISE: A STORY OF RESILIENCE

BY: MARLY MASKILL, MANAGER OF DISASTER PARTNERSHIPS AND TRAINING In my role at SBP, I get to see how massive the need is in disaster impacted-communities when it comes to accessing resources and navigating recovery. To say it’s a difficult process would be an understatement. Wading through pages of requirements for insurance claims and FEMA applications all…

TORNADO DAMAGE? 10 STEPS TO JUMP-START RECOVERY

SBP is committed to helping residents recently impacted by the tornadoes in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The days after disaster are extremely trying times. We want to empower survivors to take immediate action to prevent a long and drawn out recovery. THE GOLDEN RULE OF DISASTER RECOVERY Advocate for yourself and never give up until…

HURRICANE SEASON IS NEAR: ARE YOU PREPARED?

Every Hurricane Season, severe weather and flooding destroy in hours what people have taken years, even decades, to build: a home, a life savings and a family’s sense of security. Severe weather doesn’t come with a calendar invitation—we don’t know exactly when or where it will strike. And while the risk information we do have…

WHEN ALL HOPE FADES

BY: DIO ORTIZ, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SBP PUERTO RICO A category 5 hurricane is one of the most devastating events in nature that a person can experience.  For Blanca Rosa Garcia and her entire family, it was their worst nightmare.  On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria tore their home to pieces. The sheer force of the…

SBP CONTINUES LONG-STANDING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

BY: MARLY MASKILL, SBP MANAGER OF DISASTER PARTNERSHIPS AND TRAINING Recent grant for Hurricane Florence recovery in North Carolina exceeds rebuilding goals “Thanks to the American Red Cross, SBP is coupling focused capacity-building trainings with the resources needed to drastically increase our nonprofit partners’ ability to serve Florence-impacted communities in North Carolina. This program is…