Why We Serve

ian - A perfect example

October 2nd we began relief operations in SW and Central Florida from Hurricane Ian. Nearly two months later there is still much work to be done! As "relief" transitions to "recovery", we continue to deploy and relocate trailers to enable local organizations to reach out to their communities and help rebuild.

What does access to beds and showers mean to communities and organizations looking to provide that help? Wintergarden Presbyterian Church, in Port Charlotte, FL, knew they wanted to host long-term disaster recovery volunteers from SBP. They also knew they needed to build bunk beds and convert two rooms in the church to house teams and they needed to convert an outside storage room into a 2-stall shower room. They also knew these projects would take some time to complete and volunteers couldn't start rebuilding homes until it was done.

December 5th their electrician will install outlets to power Dorm Trailer-3 and Shower Trailer-6. SBP volunteers are scheduled to arrive December 6th to set up camp and begin taking work orders. Volunteers can now begin restoring damaged homes a full 30 to 60 days sooner than originally expected. The rooms the church planned to convert to bunk rooms can now be used for an office and dining room for the volunteers. The funds planned to convert the rooms and build the beds are now free to be used to continue to help their community.

This is why we do what we do and this is the impact your financial support of our mission makes in communities impacted by disaster.

OUR MISSION:

Our mission is to provide portable showers and living quarters trailers to non-profit and government organizations to bolster their response to disaster and community outreach at little or no cost to the organization or user.



OUR OBJECTIVE:

Our goal is to partner with local churches, church conferences, non-profit organizations, and state and local governments to support their humanitarian relief needs as soon we are called and to stay on-site as long as the mission requires.


OUR reasoning:

We hear it all the time, "you could be making a lot of money", or "I bet that pays really well".
But here's the deal, we do NOT take federal, state, or local tax dollars when we respond to a disaster.
Why? States dealing with a federally declared disaster receive funding from FEMA. The state must match 25% of that with their own tax dollars. Every trailer we deploy and every volunteer labor hour we put in or make possible by housing volunteers is applied to that 25% state match.
This saves taxpayer funds! So much so, that in 2019 our combined impact (trailer usage and volunteer labor housed) exceeded $5M!

We provide all of our services for little to no cost.

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