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SBP was founded in March 2006 by Zack Rosenburg and Liz McCartney after the couple, who originally lived in Washington, D.C., volunteered in Louisiana’s St. Bernard Parish following Hurricane Katrina. The parish, located just outside of New Orleans, was rendered 100% uninhabitable by Katrina’s floodwaters. Seeing the inefficiency and unbearably slow progress of the institutional - or “traditional” rebuilding process, but inspired by the residents' collective spirit and fierce determination to rebuild, Zack and Liz launched SBP to help them achieve their recovery goals. With the tremendous support of donors, volunteers and corporate partners, SBP has grown from a three-person volunteer team into a national organization, recognized as a leader in disaster resilience and recovery, whose mission is to shrink time between disaster and recovery. SBP seeks to achieve its mission via five interventions: -Rebuild homes quickly after disasters by mobilizing private sector innovations and assigning a single point of contact to make the home rebuilding process faster and more predictable. -Share rebuilding innovations with other rebuilding organizations to allow for efficient, predictable recovery on a national scale. -Prepare home and business owners prior to and following disaster with specific steps to mitigate risk and improve resilience. -Advise policy makers immediately after a disaster so they can deploy federal dollars sooner, and in a way that empowers an efficient recovery. -Advocate for the reform of disaster recovery strategies in the U.S. to improve the predictability and speed of recovery. SBP’s model is greatly enhanced by AmeriCorps members from all over the country who serve as client case managers, volunteer coordinators and construction site supervisors, overseeing the labor of more than 25,000 volunteers annually at SBP operations around the U.S. With its construction system enhanced and optimized through an ongoing partnership with Toyota, which helped implement lean manufacturing processes, SBP rebuilds homes far below market rate, and carries out construction projects with much lower subsidies than traditional affordable housing models. Since 2006, SBP has directly rebuilt homes for more than 1,200 families with the help of more than 150,000 volunteers in New Orleans, LA; Joplin, MO; Staten Island, NY; Rockaway, NY; Monmouth/Ocean Counties, NJ; San Marcos, TX; Columbia, SC; White Sulphur Springs, WV and Baton Rouge, LA.
Our mission is to create practical solutions at the intersection of vulnerability, migration, and health.
ISPCAN’S MISSION IS TO STRENGTHEN THE WORK OF INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO: • PREVENT ABUSE, NEGLECT AND OTHER FORMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN • PROMOTE THE WELLBEING OF CHILDREN
Aravind Eye Foundation was established in 2000 to promote sustainable, high-quality, patient-centric eye care and eliminate needless blindness throughout the world. It does so by sharing best practices and facilitating partnerships with universities, social enterprises, other non-profits, and interested individuals and through its targeted investment in capacity building, community outreach, medical research, and patient support. Aravind Eye Foundation is part of the internationally renowned Aravind Eye Care System.
Friends of Humanity SA is a Geneva-based non-profit organization supporting initiatives and projects in five essential areas: - Human rights and dignity - Education and training - Healthcare and medicine (including alternative medicine) - Environmental protection and conservation - Microfinance
We are a South African registered charity dedicated to encouraging disadvantaged individuals and communities to develop to their full potential in sport, education and health. We are committed to using sport as a tool to develop the disadvantaged and vulnerable youth. We do this by; 1. Using direct sports coaching - for its health benefits, improved emotional well being and increased life skills (teamwork, leadership, decision making, communication). 2. Using sport to discuss critical issues - by delivering curriculums on topics such as HIV / AIDS awareness in a fun and interactive manner on the sports field. 3. Using sport for improved education - by providing pathways to success for talented and dedicated individuals through scholarships to top local schools and tertiary education.