Earthquake Disaster Response

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Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity is prepared to actively work with national, state and local agencies in response to the major earthquake in the American Canyon area on Sunday morning, August 24, 2014.

Habitat for Humanity’s disaster response efforts were established in 1999. Since then, these efforts have worked in U.S. affiliates in responding to housing needs caused by hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, floods…and now earthquakes.

Habitat for Humanity focuses mostly on long-term recovery related to low-income housing, and rebuilding a community is a long-term commitment. It can take three to six months after a disaster for home partners and Habitat efforts to build together. Early on, homeowners should file claims and apply for state and federal aid. When homeowners still have unmet needs after state and federal aid is exhausted, that’s when Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity and the rest of the faith community steps up to help by providing volunteers, resources, coordination and advocacy. We always want to minimize duplication of services to maximize the recovery value of disaster response resources.

DONATE today! As soon as families are identified with unmet needs, we want to be able to start work right away! Thanks for your generosity and caring!

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