Build Back Disaster Recovery Storm Program

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Helping families Repair, Recover and Rebuild from the Disaster

In June 2021 Victoria was impacted by recent storms in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. 98 homes were left uninhabitable and a further 86 were habitable but had been significantly damaged. Habitat for Humanity Australia and our volunteers are on the ground helping families through our Build Back program supporting Aussie families by removing debris and repairing properties.

What is Habitat for Humanity’s Storm Recovery Program?

Habitat plans to run volunteer days helping vulnerable homeowners who’ve been impacted by the recent storms in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We want to assist those in need to tidy their properties. This can include minor repairs of storm damage, cutting up and removal of tree debris, etc. The recipients of our assistance are unable to do these tasks themselves due to factors beyond their control.

Storm Recovery Program Output

Habitat is committed to providing recovery services to storm affected residents. The free service offered by Habitat involves:

Clean-up, salvage, sorting and piling of debris including homes, sheds and outbuilding, fencing and trees.

Work will be undertaken to improve the living conditions of the family/resident we are helping.

About Us

Habitat for Humanity Australia is part of Habitat for Humanity, an international not-for-profit that originated in Georgia, United States in 1976. Habitat for Humanity began as a grassroots effort driven by the vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The housing organisation has since grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 70 countries. Since then it has been our mission to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Worldwide, Habitat has helped more than 35 million people access safe and decent housing, along with access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and livelihood training to build better lives. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families build a better tomorrow, today. Through shelter, we empower.

Get involved 

Find out how your and your organisation can get involved in Victoria to help build back and engage your staff for a good cause.

Contact Allison our Partnerships Manager

Email: ACorkhill@habitat.org.au

Phone: 0406 413 126

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