Description & History

St Bernard Project (SBP) is building a movement to revolutionize disaster recovery in America and create solutions for families in need of safe, affordable housing.  To achieve this goal, St Bernard Project is seeking passionate leaders from across the country to join in our efforts to provide repaired or rebuilt homes for hard working Americans displaced by disaster. St Bernard Project recruits exceptional college graduates, talented professionals and dedicated retirees who are ready to commit themselves to 10 months of service that will meet the needs of American citizens impacted by disasters.

Our affiliate, Friends of Rockaway, rebuilds homes of low to moderate income and disadvantaged Hurricane Sandy survivors who can not afford to do so one their own.  As a volunteer-driven organization, we are able to repair or rebuild these homeowner properties at far below the market rates.  Friends of Rockaway will see Rockaway's recovery to the end.

As a member of St Bernard Project you will become a part of the growing national service movement, as well as get the opportunity to develop valuable professional skills with a dynamic organization that is pioneering a new model for disaster recovery. AmeriCorps members serve in virtually all facets of SBP’s operation, so you have the opportunity to gain a variety of skillsets according to your professional goals.

From New Orleans to the East Coast, SBP serves disaster-impacted homeowners across the country with its Rebuilding Program and Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Lab.  With affiliates in New Orleans, LA, Monmouth County, NJ and New York City; SBP has rebuilt over 800 homes nationwide and is poised tobecome a national model for disaster recovery.   

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About the organization

Friends of Rockaway Organization

Janice White Fisher
VISTA Leader
Theo Holtwick
East Coast Regional AmeriCorps Manager for St. Bernard Project
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