DISASTER RESPONSE PROGRAM
We will readily provide pre-disaster resilience and risk-mitigation training to home and business owners so that they can take proactive steps such as getting the right insurance and making their property more resilient prior to disaster, thereby avoiding unnecessary suffering in the aftermath of one. The organization will also engage in recovery efforts across rural Louisiana communities whenever there is a natural disaster of any kind and rebuild for those who have survived disaster.We will partner with AmeriCorps and volunteers to rebuild homes damaged or destroyed by disaster quickly and efficiently at a lesser cost than that of market rate contractors. We will also work to improve the policy and institutional framework of the disaster recovery industry through public and legislative advocacy. Different well-wishing individuals, families, businesses and organizations will be encouraged to donate money, food, water, emergency supplies and cleaning supplies to this program in order to enable us to effectively reach those in need during and after disasters.