Urgent: Donate to Disaster Recovery

Posted By: Becca Davis News ,

Flash floods produced catastrophic damage in multiple counties in eastern Kentucky from July 27-28, 2022. The Governor of Kentucky said, "Hundreds will lose their homes, and this is going to be yet another event (where) it’s going to take not months, but likely years, for many families to rebuild and recover." Additionally, a storm in Buchanan County, Virginia on July 12, 2022 resulted in significant flooding and damaged more than 100 homes. Nonprofits serving the affected areas are seeking financial assistance to aid long-term recovery efforts.

One Coalition member, Partnership Housing in Kentucky, has secured a contractor willing to donate the labor required to build two small replacement homes for those who lost them in the flood. The nonprofit just needs funds to purchase the rest of the building materials. They are also seeking resources to repair homes that weren't a complete loss. Appalachia Service Project, Housing Development Alliance, Christian Appalachian Project, and other Coalition members are also assisting with flood relief and recovery.

Donations made to the Coalition for Home Repair that are designated for disaster recovery will fund building materials and tools for repairing and rebuilding homes occupied by low-income households whose needs exceed resources provided by FEMA and insurance. Donate now

In September 2021, the Coalition launched a fund to assist nonprofits repairing homes in communities recovering from disasters. We were able to fund 15 disaster recovery projects in 10 states last fall. The home repair projects ranged from flood and tornado relief to ongoing recovery related to five hurricanes. Then in December 2021, we raised funds for recovery related to tornadoes in Kentucky. Donations made to the Disaster Recovery Fund in July and August 2022 will be designated for flood recovery in Appalachia.

While other nonprofits provide funds for the initial disaster clean-up, the Coalition is focused on long-term disaster recovery home repair and rebuilding projects. Communities impacted by disasters can take years to recover, and we are grateful that each individual who receives assistance funded through the Coalition for Home Repair will have a safer place to call home.

We welcome inquiries from individuals and corporations who have questions about donating to the Coalition for Home Repair’s Disaster Recovery Fund. Nonprofits completing home repair and rebuilding projects related to disaster recovery are also encouraged to connect with us. Contact Becca Davis, Executive Director, at becca@coalitionforhomerepair.org or 423-833-6220. 

About the Coalition 

The Coalition for Home Repair (formerly known as ReFrame) promotes the preservation of safe, healthy, affordable housing for all by supporting the work of home repair and rehabilitation partners nationwide. Coalition Members (100 nonprofits) repaired approximately 38,000 homes for 89,000 low-income people in 38 states in the last five years. With the help of 306,000 volunteers serving 7.8 million hours, more than 71,000 projects were completed such as roof repairs, accessibility modifications, weatherization, room additions, plumbing and electrical repairs. Learn more about the Coalition’s impact and view a directory of member organizations.