Nearly two years ago, Superstorm Sandy damaged or destroyed over 346,000 homes in New Jersey – 22,000 were declared uninhabitable.
With the passage of time, we assume things get back to normal and we can move on. But that has not happened.
Since Sandy, The Presbyterian Church in Morristown has been sending one-day and one-week work parties to the Jersey shore to help rebuild primary homes in these working communities hard hit by Hurricane Sandy.
Day Trips: Together with our partner, Gateway Disaster Response Team, PCM organizes bi-monthly day trips to the Jersey shore throughout the year (indoors in the winter!).
Anyone is welcome to pitch in. Upcoming trips – July 12, July 26, Aug 9 and Aug 23. Find out more and register here. A typical work day runs approximately from 9 to 5. We meet at the PCM Parish House (65 South Street, Morristown) at 7:30 a.m. and carpool to Union Beach, returning to Morristown by 6 p.m.
Youth and Adult Week-long Trip: For the second year, youth and adults from PCM will spend a week, July 20-26) in Point Pleasant, NJ, working side by side with homeowners struggling to rebuild their homes and lives devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Watch a video issued by our sponsor, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, which reflects on last summer’s trip by Youth DirectorAngie Rines and the high school youth who were part of it:
Or check out photos from last year at PCMorristown on Instagram. Contact: Angie Rines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Jo Potter with more questions at email@example.com, or visit www.pcmorristown.org/sandy.
Can’t give of your talents but wish to support any of these efforts? Donate online and specify which cause you would like to receive your support.