NECHAMA - Jewish Response to Disaster

Rating: 4.97 stars   119 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Human Services

Location: 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S St. Louis Park MN 55416 USA

Mission: NECHAMA - Jewish Response to Disaster is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization providing clean-up and recovery assistance to homes and businesses affected by natural disaster. Guided by the Jewish value of tikkun olam, repairing the world, performing good acts, and helping the stranger, NECHAMA offers a helping hand in the spirit of goodwill and creating mutual respect and understanding among people.
Target demographics: Disaster Survivors
Geographic areas served: General United States / Long Island, NY
Programs: We are currently serving the Long Island, NY area with repair and rebuild services in response to Hurricane Sandy.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 41-1998750
763-732-0610
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have only known of Nechama for a few years but I have been very impressed by what I've seen. I watch their website and keep up with their deployments because it is fascinating to see how hard they work. I've been to their office/warehouse and found it very interesting - the equipment is fascinatina and when I met some of the board members and saw how committed they are I could see what a wonderful organization this is. They get nothing in return but the wonderful feeling of helping others.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

People want to control their lives but when Weather disasters happen, they are exposed to this unpredictable turn of events. This is where Nechama excels. They help bring assistance to those who need help with clean up after a storm or flood has affected whole neighborhoods. I have been a volunteer doing debris clearing. I have helped with fund raising and gladly share what I can by donating cash that can be used to buy supplies, perform maintenance on their equipment. What a worthy non-profit. What an positive impact it makes on people who just do not know where to turn in this emergency for which they have no control.

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2011

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What a worthy group. When people are most vulnerable after a weather disaster, Nechama (Hebrew for comfort) works with local agencies to bring resource to clean up operations to those in need. I am a cash donator, a worker volunteer and a back office helper. Even though I have not been a victim of weather, I can only imagine with home loss is like to to circumstances beyong anyone's control. The group is highly organized with web sites, email notifications, communication programs. The logistics to respond are superior due to a dedicate forward team to determine where the most appropropriate help can be deployed. I have worked on the clean up on several floods and tornados. Often, the clean up could be weeks or months after the dozens of groups volunteer upon hearing the news. But, Nechama steadily seeks the opportunities to make impact for improvements. With flooding, the mold and mud abatement is often months after the damage so the victims are affected on a continual basis. From the leadership who gathers donations to the workers who a frugal in their spending to the volunteer the whole team makes a major difference one home, one location, one city and one disaster at a time.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely hard working. The work is hard but very rewarding.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Volunteers at this organization live their personal philosophy by taking time out of their own lives to do something that is purely good: helping disaster victims. The world needs more groups like this one.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching stories of its good deeds.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

hearing about the positive impact it made on the lives of people who were desperately in trouble.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

ethical and committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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