Houston Proclaims June 24th to be NECHAMA Day

Houston, Texas June 24, 2015: Mark McGilvery, Mayor Annise Parker, Krissy Zic, and Director of Housing & Community Development Neal Rackleff pose for photos.

NECHAMA was recognized and thanked for providing assistance to households in Houston affected by flash flooding. We worked in the city for weeks following the Memorial Day Weekend storm.

Upcoming Volunteer & Training Opportunities

We're very excited about two upcoming opportunities for our volunteers. One is a Warehouse Work Day to ready ourselves for the next disaster and the other is a training on everything that goes into cleaning flooded structures after a flood or hurricane.

Founder Steve Lear Honored at Sabes JCC Event

Gene Borochoff (left) and Steve Lear (right) at a NECHAMA Warehouse Work Night in 2014

Disaster response connotes a quick and dirty clean up following a catastrophe like a flood, tornado, or hurricane. Disaster response in the world of NECHAMA is indeed a dirty job, but by no means a quick one. Twin Cities community leader Steve Lear has been at it for the last two decades.

NECHAMA Texas Flood Response Continues

Epicenter of Houston’s Jewish Community Was Affected

Three weeks ago NECHAMA’s team headed south in response to reports of widespread flooding in Central and Eastern Texas. When we arrived, we found need for cleanup assistance in multiple locations and launched two responses: one in Houston and one in the town of Wimberley.