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NEWS: HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY
Two weeks after super-storm Sandy slammed into the south shore of Long Island, New York, the makeshift disaster-response offices at Community United Methodist Church in Massapequa are buzzing with volunteer relief workers.
“We had 11 crews go out on Saturday and another seven or eight on Sunday,” reported Peggy Racine, a laywoman and longtime member of the congregation. “We’ve had double that number of calls requesting assistance.”
Many of those calls are coming in response to a simple flyer the church began publicizing and distributing in the immediate aftermath of the storm, inviting Long Islanders to get in touch if they needed assistance, wanted to help, or had goods to donate.
Crews and offers of assistance have also come from as far away as Wisconsin and Nebraska. Volunteers and ERTs from Connecticut, North Carolina, and Massachusetts have all made plans to help with cleanup. Read more .
More than 16,000 cleaning buckets have been sent to affected areas and have dramatically reduced supplies. More buckets are needed and you can help by assembling and shipping cleaning buckets.
Your gift to Hurricanes 2012, UMCOR Advance #3021787, will support emergency response and long-term recovery for storm survivors
PRAYER: SANDY RECOVERY EFFORTS
Pray for the many who are still without power and lack basic necessities after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the US Northeast. Last week’s nor’easter added insult to injury by bringing snow and delaying recovery efforts.
MEDIA: A LOOK AT HIV AND AIDS
This month, UMCOR will have a series of videos that feature UMCOR and Global Ministries staff and partners as they share their perspectives and experiences with HIV/AIDS. The first in this series leading up to World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 is A Look at HIV and AIDS with Caroline Njuki. Learn more about HIV and AIDS.
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United Methodist Committee on Relief
General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church
Room 1520, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115
Voice Phone: 1-212-870-3816; FAX: 1-212-870-3624