Hiring: Operations Coordinator for Baton Rouge Flood Response

NECHAMA - Jewish Response to Disaster is seeking a qualified Operations Coordinator for its Baton Rouge Flood Response.

Overview:

In response to historic rainfall and subsequent flooding in the Greater Baton Rouge, LA area, NECHAMA launched its Baton Rouge Flood Response on Wednesday, August 17th. The Operations Coordinator will be a split position of base management, volunteer coordination, and leading teams in the field, as needed. The Operations Coordinator will take day-to-day direction from the Field Operations Specialist and support program directives from the program’s management team. This position will start immediately and continue through the end of September, with possible extension

Hiring: Field Team Leader for Baton Rouge Flood Response

NECHAMA - Jewish Response to Disaster is seeking a qualified Field Team Leader for its Baton Rouge Flood Response.

Overview:

In response to historic rainfall and subsequent flooding in the Greater Baton Rouge, LA area, NECHAMA launched its Baton Rouge Flood Response on Wednesday, August 17th. Over the next several weeks, we will engage volunteers in providing the following services to affected homeowners free of charge: muck out, gutting, debris removal, and salvaging personal possessions. Field Team Leaders take day-to-day direction from the Response Program Coordinator and support program directives from the program’s management team. This position will start immediately and continue through the end of September, with possible extension

Baton Rouge Needs Your Help!

Volunteer lodging has been secured and we are scaling up our efforts to offer cleanup and restoration assistance to more homes per day.

Dear NECHAMA Family, 

We are once again called upon to support those in need after a major event. Many of you have already donated or signed up to volunteer. Thank you.

The flooding in Louisiana has been called the worst disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy. Tens of thousands of homes were inundated with flood water during the week of Tisha B'Av. Most of the homes are single story ranches leaving many to turn to shelters, family or friends for places to stay because their homes are no longer habitable. As I write this, thousands of people are still reliant on and staying in shelters, which confirms the severity of this disaster. 

NECHAMA Launches Baton Rouge Flood Response

We're here in the city responding.

Our truck of tools made it safely to Baton Rouge, LA today and we're currently mucking & gutting the Baton Rouge Food Bank with the help of volunteers as we speak. They serve 11 parishes and 25,000 meals from this facility a day so it is vital that the local food bank get back online quickly. 

This may be the largest disaster in the US since Hurricane Sandy and Louisiana will need all the help it can get. The water is still high in many places and there are tens of thousands of families that need help. Please be a part of this effort!