About Us

R3SM (Recover, Rebuild, Restore Southeast Mississippi) coordinates restoration, rebuilding and recovery services to low-income families and individuals living in Mississippi’s Pine Belt. The nonprofit was founded in 2006 by the United Way of Southeast Mississippi as a long-term recovery agency to assist and support victims of Hurricane Katrina. An affiliate of the Mississippi Case Management Consortium, the independent organization’s work continues by assisting residents affected by 2012’s Hurricane Isaac, 2013’s EF4 tornado, the 2017 tornado, and the 2019 Pine Belt Flooding. Recovery work begins by delivering high-quality disaster case management to low-income individuals and families who meet eligibility criteria by focusing on the processes of assessment, planning, advocacy, linking and monitoring. Through partnerships with numerous community organizations, R3SM has repaired more than 500 homes and built 40.