Tuesday Jun 07, 2022

106. Matterport Donates Digital Twin Technology to SBP to Help Disaster-Affected Communities Accelerate FEMA Appeals Process

Matterport Donates Digital Twin Technology to SBP to Help Disaster-Affected Communities Accelerate FEMA Appeals Process

Matterport’s donation will provide direct support to marginalized homeowners to help them secure faster, more comprehensive FEMA assistance through the recovery process


SUNNYVALE, California, Tuesday, June 7, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that SBP, a U-S-based non-profit organization focused on disaster resilience and recovery, has been selected as a partner organization for Matterport’s Exploration to Equity social impact program. SBP, formerly known as the St Bernard Project, received a donation of Matterport products and services to create digital twins that will be used in its FEMA Appeals program to assist communities and help reduce the time between disaster and recovery for people that have been impacted by the devastating tornadoes that struck the Midwest in December 2021.


As a non-profit disaster relief organization, SBP has rebuilt homes for more than 3,200 families with the help of 140,000 volunteers in 14 communities across the U-S  and in the Bahamas. Matterport’s donation of products and services will provide direct support to SBP’s FEMA Appeals program, which focuses on supporting marginalized homeowners who have been denied FEMA assistance or received sub-standard awards. The technology is being fielded immediately by SBP in Kentucky in communities that were damaged by the tornadoes in December 2021. SBP teams will use Matterport cameras to capture digital twins of damaged properties. The digital twin will then be shared as part of the FEMA Appeals program submission to help impacted families.


“We are grateful for Matterport's support to help us scale our FEMA appeals program and to support our mission of reducing time between disaster and recovery,” said Liz McCartney, Chief Operating Officer at SBP. “At SBP, we provide under-resourced communities with the support they need to ensure an equitable recovery for all. By creating Matterport digital twins, we can move more quickly to assist vulnerable disaster survivors and help more families maximize their FEMA awards. We fully support Matterport's efforts to help increase community inclusion and provide equitable access and we are excited to be one of the first organizations to take advantage of their Exploration to Equity program."


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