Tag: New Jersey

Thousands of Sandy survivors know church cares

One month after the hurricane-turned-Superstorm Sandy hit, it’s possible to summarize the church’s response in numbers, though these statistics are ever-changing as relief efforts continue in earnest. But the numbers — impressive as they are — show only the tiniest facade of the story.

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N.J. now open to early response teams

United Methodists in New Jersey are receiving their first out-of-state “early response teams” to assist in the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

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Cleanup Post-Sandy Can Seem Like ‘Mission Impossible’

United Methodist volunteer Elaine Piniat shares her story of volunteering for the Lacey United Methodist Church.

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Volunteers: The lifeblood of storm response

After Hurricane Sandy ripped through the New Jersey coast, the Manasquan United Methodist Church was left without power, but the Rev. Reggie Albert was determined that her church wouldn’t be powerless.

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Stunned N.J. towns reach for hope

Charlie and Eileen Brennan are sitting on steps of their house in Belmar, a coastal New Jersey town where they’ve lived for 31 years. Taking a break from cleaning up debris in their yard and dragging damaged items from indoors, they eat a lunch of cold ham sandwiches they pull from a cooler between them.

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