BATON ROUGE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealthcare, SBP, the Baton Rouge mayor’s office, and
UnitedHealthcare and SBP volunteers hosted a “Welcome Home” ceremony for
Baton Rouge resident Gladiola Haney, whose home was severely damaged by
the Baton Rouge floods of 2016. This rebuild – along with many others
throughout Baton Rouge – was made possible by SBP’s $100,000 grant from
UnitedHealthcare, which was awarded in the spring of 2017.
Haney, 65, is from Zachary, La. As waters rose during the 2016 floods, a
neighbor rescued her by boat and took her to a local high school. From
there, she was reunited with her family and stayed in a hotel until the
waters subsided. Despite her home being badly damaged, Haney moved back
to her house and lived there for two years until SBP aided in her home’s
The grant funds from UnitedHealthcare have helped SBP restore homes for
45 families throughout Baton Rouge. More than 2,200 volunteers donated
nearly 45,000 hours to rebuild the homes.
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trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States,
UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for
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SBP’s mission is to
shrink time between disaster and recovery. Since its founding in 2006 in
St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana following the devastation wrought by
Hurricane Katrina, SBP has rebuilt homes for more than 1,500 families
with the help of 180,000 volunteers in New Orleans; Joplin, Mo.; Staten
Island, N.Y.; Rockaway, N.Y.; Monmouth and Ocean Counties, N.J.; San
Marcos, Texas; Columbia, S.C.; White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.; Baton
Rouge, La., Puerto Rico and Houston. SBP’s model is enhanced by
AmeriCorps, which provides 240 members annually to manage worksites and
clients, and train the organization’s volunteers nationally. Through its
resilience training, SBP works to share lessons learned, prevent common
barriers to recovery and help communities utilize SBP’s standardized,
repeatable and proven-effective model. To learn more, visit www.SBPUSA.org
and like/follow on Facebook Twitter @SBPUSA.