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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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UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR's ministries, please visit umcor.org. You can donate to any project by placing a contribution in the offering plate at a local United Methodist church; by sending a check to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068; or by calling 1-800-554-8583, where credit card donations are accepted. You can also give online by clicking any of the "DONATE" links or make a $10 donation anytime by texting “UMCOR” to 80888. UMCOR is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors.

And, please pray for those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of natural and human-made disasters, and for the workers who minister to them.

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Compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of the people called Methodist, UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.

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Peggy Racine sorts donated cleaning supplies at Community United Methodist Church in Massapequa, N.Y., following Hurricane Sandy.
Peggy Racine sorts donated cleaning supplies at Community United Methodist Church in Massapequa, N.Y., following Hurricane Sandy.
A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Margaret Lowe rests her hand on a wheelbarrow in the middle of her dining room in which she has spread out bills and other important papers to dry after her Freeport, N.Y., home was flooded by Hurricane Sandy.
Margaret Lowe rests her hand on a wheelbarrow in the middle of her dining room in which she has spread out bills and other important papers to dry after her Freeport, N.Y., home was flooded by Hurricane Sandy.
A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Dr. Caroline Njuki.
World AIDS Day is December 1. Learn more.

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