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Helping New Orleans

The Big Picture

Goal: $500,000
  $0 raised
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans area, leaving massive, almost indescribable destruction in her wake. Eighty percent of New Orleans was underwater, and nearby St. Bernard Parish was deemed 100% uninhabitable.

Eleven years later, an estimated 3,000 families who owned homes before Hurricane Katrina still do not have the funds or resources necessary to rebuild. These families are our clients.

Today we receive an average of 15 calls per week from individuals seeking rebuilding assistance; the average age of a caller is 63. We receive 25% more requests for help now than we did a year ago.

On February 7th, 2017 an EF3 tornado tore through New Orleans East severely damaging or destroying more than 300 homes. SBP is leading the long-term recovery of impacted neighborhoods by rebuilding, sharing our model with other groups and advising local and state elected officials on how best to structure the recovery.

Impact of Your Donation

SBP serves low - to moderate - income residents with a special focus on families with small children, the elderly, disabled persons, war veterans and the under- and uninsured.The Owner-Occupied Rebuilding Program rebuilds storm-damaged housing for families who cannot afford to rebuild. Opportunity Housing turns blighted and abandoned properties into newly built, affordable housing for sale to qualified low-to-moderate-income families.

Impact Areas

Focus Areas: Disaster Relief
Countries Served: United States
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